John Lonsdale writes: >If I. minutoaurea hasn't flowered yet then it won't this >year (unless it just emerged from a late-melting >snowbank). Mine all finished about 2 weeks ago. It is >unfortunately shy-flowering, a couple of flowers being >normal. Darrell Probst says his plants bloom well every year. My plant, which I purchased 5 years ago, grows slowly but keeps building up the clump, but never flowers. That is, until this year. The small clump has about 10 buds, with 4-5 miniature flowers open in the two photos I'm providing. It's certainly a cute little thing, about 3" tall in flower. I hope, now that it's established and decided to flower, it'll do this each year: http://plantbuzz.com/rockgard/woodland/… http://plantbuzz.com/rockgard/woodland/… The other Chinese woodland iris are blooming well; I. koreana (golden yellow), Iris odaesanensis (white), and the enchanting I. henryi. The latter species has only been introduced recently by Darrell Probst, and from a tiny start I planted just two years ago, it's filling in nicely,and may have about 20 blooms this year. The flowers are tiny, opening a clear light blue with a yellow signal, fading to a the lightest blue possibly. I post a photo, but I've yet to capture the true pale blue color of the flowers. http://plantbuzz.com/rockgard/woodland/… 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!