Thursday, April 12, 2007
In Bloom at Botanica: Miniature Iris
Botanical Name: Iris 'Wise' MDB
Where: Garden on the Rocks
Description: In spite of the cold weather, this miniature iris is in full bloom! The standard and style arms are dark purple. Falls are darker purple with a dark purple band. The beard is white and gold in throat and is wide and bushy. The ruffled edges and pronounced fragrance are an added bonus.
Growing Tips: Prefers well drained soil and a sunny site.
Uses: A really neat little flower to add to your collection of spring bloomers.
Also blooming: Pansies, Tulips and Tree Peonies.