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Iris pumilla


This is a lovely little bearded iris that I came across at one of our local HPS group meetings last year.
The RHS states:-
‘’I. pumila is a compact, rhizomatous, bearded iris to 15cm tall with slightly glaucous, widely sword-shaped leaves 3-15cm long. In mid-spring, a 1cm long flower stem bears 1-2, long-tubed flowers, each 2.5-5cm wide. Flowers are variable in colour from violet-purple, blue to yellow or white with most having a darker spot pattern on the falls and yellow or blue beards’’.

I am delighted with the two in flower at the moment. Bridging the gap from the bulbous reticulate and the taller bearded Iris that are forming buds but won’t open for a week or two.

The whole plant: this one is Little Shadow

A close up of the flower.

This is Star of Africa.

Does any one else grow these little gems?

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Not yet but I think they'll have to be added to my list for sure, I especially like the white Star of Africa.

29 Apr, 2020


Not me, but they are lovely!

29 Apr, 2020


These are beautiful. I see I have two buds on Iris 'Knick Knack' it is white with blue veining.I just popped out to see if it had opened and I will post it later.

29 Apr, 2020


These Irises are beautiful! I like them very much! :)

29 Apr, 2020


Awe they are gorgeous.

1 May, 2020


I have some Iris. Every year they try moving out of the border into the lawn. I wonder if they jump up and down at night.

Once established they are quite hardy

2 May, 2020


Missed this blog in April, pretty little flowers.

20 May, 2020

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