Iris virginica ‘Contraband Girl’ (Southern blue flag iris)

Height: 4-6 feet (in bloom)
Spread: 3-4 feet
Light: Full to part sun
Soil: Prefers moist or boggy, acidic soil, but can grow in regular garden soil, too. Does not like to dry out.
Description: Native to wet meadows, marshes, and swamps of the coastal plain in the southern U.S. Strappy, swordlike foliage adds dramatic vertical texture. May be evergreen in mild winters. HUGE flowers are lavender with deep purple veining and yellow flares. Blooms late spring/early summer.

"Contraband Girl" may have been Kacey's nickname is high school, but this iris is not, in fact, named after her.

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