" To plant trees is to give body and life to one's dreams of a better world " Russell Page

Thursday, May 15, 2014

What's blooming now: Iris Deltoides

Hi friends,

This is a terribly busy month so my posts are really very skinny, but here are some not very good pictures of a lovely Iris Deltoides that re bloomed after 3 years of self imposed pause...

Ok, after re potting it during the last house move, one of my cats elected it as her favourite cat grass... Yes, cat brains work in a mysterious way... so my poor Iris was reduced to a dry stump.

Now it has regained some strength in a large pot shared with a Pennisetum and some fire red  Crocosmias.

Delicate, porcelain white blooms with a painted yellow and purple accent.
Stems and leaves are very upright and


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  2. Thanks for the interesting blog.

    I live in South Africa and know this plant as Dietes Grandiflora (http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dietes_grandiflora) with the common name of Wild Iris.

    It's a useful and fairly common plant here as it grows in both sun and shade, and requires hardly any special care.