A blog exploring the pleasures of gardening in Montgomery County, Maryland, USA.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
This is Iris lazica, a winter blooming species very close to Iris unguicularis (which also blooms at this time of year). Winter bloom is more likely if the plants have the protection of a cold frame (which this one does), although Iris lazica is evidently hardy enough to thrive in the open garden. But don't expect mid-winter flowers from plants in the open during a typically cold winter.