Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Iris virginica 'Contraband Girl'
Contraband Girl Giant Blue Flag Iris
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Item #: 1350
Zones: 5a to 10b, at least
Height: 36" tall
Culture: Sun to Part Sun ?
Origin: United States
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
Iris virginica 'Contraband Girl' is a vigorously growing, massive selection (probably a tetraploid) of our native blue flag water iris. Iris 'Contraband Girl' is so big, we have to beat it back with whips and chains just to keep it confined to its pot. When planted in a moist garden site, it forms robust bold-textured 3' tall x 7' wide (in moist sites) clumps in five years. In spring, the clumps are topped with larger than normal, blue-purple flowers. Iris 'Contraband Girl' is equally happy in a bog or in regular garden soil...very easy and incredibly durable!
Flower Color: Purple/Lavender
Leaf Color: Green
Bloom Time: Spring
Container Role: Fillers
Garden Themes: Cottage Garden Plants
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