|Extremely easy to grow and divide, their rainbow of papery petals and fuzzy "beards" that decorate the lower petals appeal to every flower lover. The large, elegant flowers come in every color except true red, and some have a grapelike fragrance. Heights range from dwarf to medium and tall, 9 inches to 4 feet. Some types bloom in spring and fall. Check specialty catalogs for hundreds of varieties. The fleshy divisions called rhizomes are available in the fall. Plant immediately, as they dry out quickly. Keep the rhizome's surface exposed, except in hot areas, where you should cover them lightly with soil. Cut back foliage on established plants only after it starts to die back naturally. Divide every 3 to 4 years after bloom to maintain vigor. Watch for rot in heavy soil and Iris borer.
Use this early-blooming 6 to 8-inch-high, dwarf in the front of flower borders and in rock gardens. Blooms in a wide range of colors, mostly yellow or lilac.
Attributes - Iris pumila
Plant Type: Bulb
Bloom Season: Early Spring through Mid Spring
Flower Color: Blue, Lavender, Purple, Yellow
Height: 6 in. to 8 in.
Width: 1 ft.
Sunlight: Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Notes: Container Plants, Cut Flowers, Fragrant. Susceptible to Black Spot, Caterpillars, Root Rot, Rust.