Iris lazica

Dennis Kramb
Wed, 08 Feb 2012 12:54:20 PST
I've grown Iris cretensis (aka: Iris unguiculares ssp cretensis) in the
ground in southwestern Ohio for about 9 years.  It has dwindled recently
due to competition from other perennials, but it's delightful when it's
warm enough to bloom on Christmas Day and New Years day.  No other iris
I've grown comes close to blooming that time of year.  The big flush comes
in March.  Bill Shearer of Virginia taught me it was cold hardy about 10
years ago, and I've been delighted ever since.

I should note that my clumps are within a few feet of the house... so they
are getting some added protection from that.

Dennis in Cincy (Zone 6-ish)

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