‘WAVING FLAGS’: MAY IRISES IN FULL BLOOM


We recently came across this striking purple iris and I was struck by the rich colouring. They aren’t rare, I know, but they are certainly less usual than the common blue / mauve varieties; and also than the more familiar yellow ones (shown below).
Purple Iris 1Purple Iris 2Purple Iris 3Purple Iris 4Yellow Iris 1Yellow Iris 2Yellow Iris 3

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5 thoughts on “‘WAVING FLAGS’: MAY IRISES IN FULL BLOOM

    • The dark one was very striking, growing wild by the Marne when we were in Fr. the other day – the last time we saw sunshine! Not sure I’ve noticed quite that rich colour before… but I’m not a great flower person. Hollyhocks. I like them. Mrs RH does not. She wins. On that, anyway!

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      • I love Hollyhocks and I have masses in the garden. They self-seed so I never know what colour they will be. I believe they can be subject to rust and get a bit mouldy in the UK so Mrs RH probably knows best.

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    • Thanks Lucy. The yellow ones seem to be doing really well this year for some reason. Our pond is full of them, also pondweed which I am scooping out with a child’s shrimping net – the perfect thing! RH

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