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
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.
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 vigorus.
Enjoy your iris.