Re: Iris ID
Given Pat's location, and the stature of the plants, I vote for Iris
cristata. Pat, if you want to move some, wait until just after blooming
next spring. Transplant with a good bit of native soil attached. Keep
them evenly moist until they are established. If you put them in a place
with more sun, they will bloom very freely in a "blue carpet" effect.
They're very good in a woodland garden with high, dappled shade from
At the office working on my iris book--final MS is due October 1st. It has
been a delight going over Roger Foley's superb photographs for the
book--wait till you see them!
Department of Biology
Hampden-Sydney VA 23943