In a message dated 6/14/04 12:12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time, email@example.com writes: >I saw an iris new to me in a catalog and >wondered what kind of conditions it needs. >It is Iris cycloglossa. It's listed with the >Rockgarden iris. Does it have short flowers >and tall leaves like the reticulatas? The >catalog says it blooms in May/June, 4-5". >That's too late to plant back in the bed to >hide the foliage as everything is pretty >well started by then. Any and all help >is appreaciated. Thanks. John, Iris cyclogossa is a Juno Iris... perhaps one of the very latest flowering species in the section, as most Junos flower much earlier. In my garden, I. cycloglossa flowers in May-June, long after the rest of the junos have finished in April-May. Foliage is unobtrusive, and the stems are rather tallish to 2' (60 cm) or more, with large, sumptuous, lavender-blue flopping flowers. There are 3 photos of this species that I posted to the PBS wiki last year and the year before. See them at: http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/… My plants grow at the edge of a slightly raised mound, growing in a 5-6" sandy-loamy soil, over a base of clay... the type of bed I grow many bulbs such as Triteliaeas, Brodiaeas, etc., although I think this species will grow in any sunny raised sand-bed sort of situation, where Junos seem to flourish. Mark McDonough Pepperell, Massachusetts, United States firstname.lastname@example.org "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!