Continuing our walk around the garden I will also show you some close-ups of some of the Irises. A word about names. I only know the names of about a third of the Irises I have in the garden. I bought some named varieties from Cayeux, and some named varieties were given or sold to me by friends (a problem here is that they had named some of their stock themselves for ease of knowing what was where in the garden but of course I don’t remember which are true names and which are their invention. Several I’ve purchased from Italian nurseries call them ‘Pink’ or tall blue so not very helpful. So I will only give names to those I am 100% sure of. Sorry if this isn’t very helpful, but just enjoy them!
There are so many wonderful bearded Irises and they all grow well in my soil. I value them not just for their stunning flowers but for their sword-shaped foliage which looks good all summer and even into winter.
Do you grow Iris germanica. Is there one you particularly love?