Iris reticulata – Netted Iris

This is small plant, growing to only some 15cm, which forms drifts over time. Richly coloured fragrant flowers of purple or blue petals with yellow and white markings rise above stiffly erect leaves.

I. reticulata flower early in Karin’s Garden, often before the Snowdrops, making them more winter flowering than spring flowering. These little gems appear so suddenly that they always take you by surprise.

Click here to view the Iris reticulata page in Karin’s Garden.