Iris missouriensis
Rocky Mountain Iris
A Colorado Native Montane to Subalpine Species
Iridaceae or Iris Family
24 to 36 inches tall - blue
Full sun
Wet, humus-rich soil
Late Spring
Propagate by seed or division
Photos by Jane Hendrix

This is a beautiful, no care, native iris of low-lying, wet, high altitude meadows. It spreads slowly by fleshy rhizomes, forming a sizable clump after 4 to 5 years. Full sun is its preferred location as long as it gets plenty of moisture during its flowering season.