|Iris Beds #2 and #3. 5.3.14|
This seems to be the blue / white / purple stage. Given the bacterial rot damage to leaf fans, I'm glad I grew bulbs in the iris beds. The alliums and camassias look nice, with colors that complement the current iris flowers.
|Iris florentina. 5/3/14|
|Iris "Red Zinger". 5.3.14|
The Iris florentina is quite elegant and has a beautiful fragrance.
The Iris pallida dalmatica was not at all affected by bacterial rot. It is quite tall, and also beautiful fragrance.
The Iris pallida variegata was also not at all affected by bacterial rot. Not blooming yet. Much smaller than the nonvariegated version.
Red Zinger is striking, but small. This would be a good selection for elevated setting or elevated container. Fragrance is amazing. I am not good at describing fragrances, but it is truly elegant. Just hard to get to, because the plant is miniature. Red Zinger was from a dried out rhizome I thought was dead, from sale rack, planted winter 2012/2013. Last year it did not bloom but spread nicely. Disease resistance seems fairly good.
Iris germanica looks more true to a wildflower heritage. The fragrance is pleasant. Disease resistance seems fairly good.
More to bloom soon.
|Iris germanica. 5.3.14|
|Iris dalmatica. 5.3.14|