I have become an Iris addict . Add that to dahlias, daylilies, orchids, nerines…. but Iris come in the most amazing range of colours and are easy to grow! Here is part of my Iris walk at the farm . The colours I like most are tan, salmon, orange…. but the entire spectrum is available (for once), including true blue.
II have started hybridizing Iris and am thrilled with my seedlings ! Every morning in late May brings more first-time blooms. It takes two years for them to bloom, sometimes three. Look at the pictures below – each one is a unique creature, brand new and incredible ! This row is of a single cross I made between ‘Reckless In Denim’ and ‘Hysteria’ .
More beauties from seed – I think I have to name them! The best Iris come from Oregon. Most Iris nurseries will ship to Canada , and are great to deal with. I like Schreiner’s and Mid-America Garden. Look them up online – you’ll collapse !