Part of my fascination with this iris is that the deer leave them alone.
You can plant these little beauties liberally in beds and rock gardens and naturalize them in other undisturbed spaces.
Very few plants can tolerate standing water. Here are some that can.
Louisiana iris are easy to grow in the Midwest if you have good soil, moisture and space for them to spread.
The early-blooming Iris reticulata are the tiniest iris, and they bloom very early in the spring.
My formula when choosing plants for my garden: focus on my three favorite colors, plus or minus white.
Necessity is indeed the mother of invention, and circumstances shape our preferences and thus our plant collections.
Survey your garden and try to imagine it in spring and summer, and identify dead spots and relocate new perennial divisions to those.
In the Midwest, May is the month when our bearded iris bloom, and they are often combined in beds with the multi-petaled peony, another May-flowering perennial.