It is time for another Friday Flower, and I wasn’t expecting to find anything in bloom on this day (except the crocus), but out the door I went, camera in hand.
There is a lot going on in the flower garden right now, most of the perennials are pushing up green, but that is all there is-just lots of green. There is the promise of many blossoms soon!
I was about to give up, when I spied a bit of blue color in a jumble of weedy mess on the side of the yard-
what a pleasant surprise to find this little clump of dwarf iris in bloom!
I would have missed this blooming all together if I hadn’t gone looking!
This iris is related to the crocus, with many similarities.
Dwarf Iris reticulate
- Dwarf iris is a 4 petaled flower with grass like leaves
- It is the first of the iris types to bloom
- It is low growing at 6 in tall
- Will grow in zone 4-10
- This iris grows from a bulb, unlike the more familiar tall iris that grow from rhizomes
- Plant bulbs pointy end up, 2-3 inches deep
- Dwarf iris should be planted in the fall, like the crocus
- They come in blue, yellow and white
- Bloom time is late winter to early/mid spring
- It likes well-drained soil, and likes to be on the dry side
- Dwarf Iris naturalize well and will grow into a nice clump.
How nice to have old man winter behind us, and new growth coming on!
Do you have anything blooming in your garden?
2 Corinthians 5:17
If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation;
the old has gone, the new has come!