Iris versicolor 'Cat Moussan'

Blueflag Iris

Plant Type:


Iris versicolor 'Cat Mousam' - Very robust and gigantic selection of Blueflag with many flowers on a large, vigorous plant. Bee Warburton espied it roadside sticking its head high above its compatriots like Andre the Giant in Princess Bride... "No more rhymes! Now, I mean it!" "Anybody want a peanut?" No peanut here. It was collected adjacent to the Cat Mousam overpass where she had seen it transecting the Maine Turnpike. Fertile, moist to wet ground in sun. Established potted Iris from division.


36 in


12 in




3 to 7(8?)
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Characteristics and Attributes for Iris versicolor 'Cat Moussan'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / into Autumn

Autumn Interest

  • Fruit / Berries / Seed Heads

Nature Attraction

  • Deer Resistant
  • Butterflies
  • Honey Bees & Native Bees


  • Mostly Sunny
  • Full Sun


  • Border
  • Pond, Bog, Wetland
  • Cottage Garden
  • Natural Garden
  • Wetland Reclamation
  • Grouping

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast


  • Fertile
  • Humus Laden
  • Organic
  • Moist


  • Maine

Genus Overview: Iris

Common Name: Iris

From small woodland species and tiny forms happy in a sunny trough to those that stretch to one's waist and higher irises are among the most beautiful and unique of herbaceous perennials. They come in an amazing array of colors with fans of foliage that provide textural contrast to other garden denizens long after the flowers have passed. None that we carry are especially common. All are beautiful in the full sun border with many adaptable to pond's edge. They want a home! Pot grown division unless otherwise indicated.