Iris reticulata in bloom

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Back in the fall we planted these bulbs in the side-yard addition of the flower garden. This iris is native to parts of Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Russia, so definitely not an American native. However, it is still quite a lovely bulb that I’m glad we planted.

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The flowers stay well below the length of the leaves, creating a little hide-and-seek effect.

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The coloring on the flowers is also quite delightful, deep blueish-purple with the bright yellow markings in the middle.

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I’m glad we planted this species in our garden and that it is such an early bloomer, adding some color when winter is almost over.

Comments 2

  1. chel wrote:

    That color is breath taking! Wow!

    Posted 03 Mar 2014 at 9:01 am
  2. Donna wrote:

    Pretty

    Posted 03 Mar 2014 at 5:21 pm

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