The showy graceful blooms of Dutch Iris (Iris xiphium - also called Spanish Iris!) provide height and colour in mid- to late spring. Definitely one of the easiest and most reliable spring bulbs to grow, they perform well in both open sunny positions as well as in part or full shade.
Flower colour varies from white and yellows through to many shades of blue and purple in either single colour standards and falls through to a combination of both. They are very frost hardy and prefer a sunny position with ample moisture during growth, but none during their dormancy in summer. They can be grown in pots and terrace planters and are ideal as cut flowers for vases and arrangements. Dutch Iris grow to a height of 40 to 50cm.
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Hi Nick, my first time to be No. 1! yey! I love all blue flowers, but we seldom see this here! lovely composition too.ReplyDelete
...so eine herrliche, intensive Farbe Nick, meine Vase schmückt oft diese Blumen im Zusammenhang mit gelben Blüten...ganz toll sieht das aus...ReplyDelete
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I like the flowers of delicate lobes and to the blue. Cute picture. Yours.
Iris is one of my favorites. These blue ones are really inviting.
Oh how i love Iris. In fact i just planted different colors this late spring. Can't wait to see them blooming next year!ReplyDelete
Delightful, radiant blue! The iris glows with depth of colour!ReplyDelete
The iris signifies wisdom and faith. Did you know that?ReplyDelete
Lovely colours! Great post!ReplyDelete
Oh, didn't know it was known as the Dutch iris:) I like this one so much that I made a painting of it!ReplyDelete
Wonderful shot of these beautiful Iris!ReplyDelete
Beautiful Blue Iris!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the enlightenment of the plant.
Have a Wonderful Weekend!
Your Irises are such a gorgeous shade! They really are beautiful and I planted more this year in my garden. Thank you for hosting our party.ReplyDelete
Lovely color, framed perfectly. Thanks for hosting.ReplyDelete
I am coveting your flowers ;)ReplyDelete
Richest, deepest color I have even seen .... Iris are so delicate and lovely...great shotReplyDelete
That is a gorgeous shade of blue. I have lot of irises but none to match the intensity of this one.ReplyDelete
Thanks for hosting.