Sunday, December 23, 2012

Iris unguicularis, I think, flowering for Christmas

I read Beverly Nichols description of his infatuation with this plant in about 1974 and I've wanted it ever since.  It's a beautifulblue  iris that flowers in the winter. Jim Dronenberg gave me this either four or five years ago, and this is the first time it's flowered. It sort of languished up till this spring. This season it produced a good sized clump of foliage. If I pay attention to it next year, it ought to be more than twice this big by next winter. I'm hoping that means more flowers


College Gardener said...

Really cool... Another species that is new to me.

MulchMaid said...

That's a wonderful iris flowering in winter. I'm not much of an iris lover but for that color in December or January, I might make an exception.

Merry Christmas, Chris!

Valentina Dragan said...

I wish you that the coming year will bring you peace, good health, good cheer and prosperity. Happy New Year! Valentina D.