Following up on a previous discussion, I have uploaded 2 photos of of Iris cristata 'Shenandoah Sky'. Note, my plants are labeled as 'Shenandoah Sky' (vs. ... Skies), as offered by Darrell Probst's Garden Vision Nursery where nomenclature is of utmost importance. The plant is growing under Stewartia pseudocamelia, a tree with dense surface roots that inhibits underplanting. However, Iris cristata does well growing under this tree, because the the rhizomes are happy skimming over the soil's surface in the bark mulch. This is one of the better flowering forms of crested Iris, making a fine patch of deep blue in the garden now. The bright white signal spots really light up the floral effect. Here are two views: http://plantbuzz.com/rockgard/woodland/…. jpg http://plantbuzz.com/rockgard/woodland/…. jpg 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!