Dear All: I've posted a photo of Iris 'Dardanus' to the wiki. Take a look at: http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/… Iris 'Dardanus' is one of the so-called regeliocyclus hybrids, hybrids which began to appear at the end of the nineteenth century and which have been commercially available - fitfully - ever since. If you live in a suitable climate and are willing to go to a bit of trouble, you owe it to yourself to try these hybrids. Looking back on a lifetime of gardening, I think one of the most exciting events ever in my gardening life was the flowering (on several occasions) of Iris susiana, one of the oncocyclus irises. The regeliocyclus hybrids bring much of the same other-worldly beauty of flower - yet they are a bit easier to manage. Once you have seen the flowers of onco and onco hybrid irises, you will understand why everyone who tries to write about them turns on the hype and dips freely into the purple: they are that extravagant. 'Dardanus' is currently readily available: do yourself a favor and try it. Jim McKenney firstname.lastname@example.org Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, zone 7, where I've never been accused of merely dipping into the purple - just wallowing in it.