They are on an open
hillside and most of them get full sun. They get
no fertalizer and are
divisions from a clump of irises in an area near
SantaFe, New Mexico. I
always had the idea that they just grew too fast
in this coastal climate
when they may have been bred for New Mexico.
I live in Albuquerque,
NM, and I have an unidentified snakey purple oldie that is fixing to bloom
now. The spaths are purple and if it branches its in the upper half. The
unbranched stalks have three buds. The branched have three buds with a short
branch with one bud below. Maybe its I. trojana?
This iris is always
snakey in my yard whether its in the sun or the shade. My house was
built in the forties, but the subdivision was owned my a convent so maybe
the iris came down from Santa Fe with the nuns. The iris is very
Enjoy your iris.