On the PBS wiki, the genus Iris should probably be broken down into groups, such as Juno Iris, western American Iris, Oncocyclus Iris, etc. Until then, I present this Iris here, a fabulous miniature Oncocyclus Iris from central Asia. This species has very small, firm foliage and immense (by comparison) flowers of indescribable color and intricate markings, on a 3"-4" (7.5 - 10 cm) stem. The scented flowers are tan and purplish, heavily patterned with dark purple. I have it growing in a raised sand bed... it's an AWESOME plant. Considerable thanks to the person that shared this with me. %%%http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/files/… %%%http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/files/… Mark McDonough Pepperell, Massachusetts, United States email@example.com "New England" USDA Zone 5 ============================================== >> web site under construction - http://www.plantbuzz.com/ << alliums, bulbs, penstemons, hardy hibiscus, western american alpines, iris, plants of all types!