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Iris reticulata ‘JS Dijt’ — Miniature Bigshot

Posted in Botanical, Nature, Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 4, 2009 by sambissell
Iris reticulata 'JW Dijt'

Iris reticulata 'J.S. Dijt'

I said I’d let you see the above plant when it popped out of the ground in my yard. Well, frankly, I didn’t expect it to do so for another couple of weeks. However, here in Colorado, our weather has been so warm and dry that the ground, in turn, is ALSO so warm that the early Spring plants have been tricked into thinking that not only is Spring here but Summer is close behind!
This flower grows to a whopping 5″ or so. I have several of them planted in my front yard, where they create a very nice effect for people who aren’t used to flowers blooming in mid-March, other than crocuses. Frankly, I think they are one of the coolest-looking plants in the world. Different from their much bigger cousins, Bearded Iris, these are Beardless Irises.

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