This is incredible! In my last post I asked what this particular plant was...and it turned out to be an Iris. Well, of course, I had HEARD of Iris before, but had I ever SEEN one before??? Probably in the recesses of my brain, I must have seen one...but wow...I am blown away that #1...I found one growing in south Florida, and #2...now that I have researched them a bit, I find that most are hardy to zone 10 (which is my zone). I should add #3...that I am so surprised I do not see more of these around here. They grow in partial to full sun, and like a well draining soil. Hmmm...sounds like the sand we live with here, could be pretty conducive to Iris growth!
Now I am on a mission to find me some plants! I normally am not attracted to to many flower blooms, and never have appreciated orchids, but there is something about these flower that I like. I have even found a few varieties that bloom in both spring and fall, which would be double the fun!!!
I am particularly attracted to the idea of having some of the ones with black blooms (I may need to order online). Nice for a dark garden. I believe some of you may have a garden with all black or near-black blooms. There are many to choose from in black.
A huge resource, is Schreiners Gardens...and I have a few pics of some of the dark iris' they have for sale! I ordered their free catalog! I am so excited about these gorgeous plants! Enjoy the photos, and note the really awesome names!!!