Zones: 4 to 9
Light: Sun / Part Shade
Bloom Time: Early Spring
Iris reticulata are bulbs with early spring flowers that only reach about 4″ in height (not to be confused with the tall flag-type irises that bloom later in the spring or early summer).
These Irises are available in a variety of colors but I love the bright blue ones.
I grow them through my Candy Stripes phlox and the colors look great together.
Unfortunately, these iris blooms don’t last very long, but they are so bright and beautiful that I still love them.
Plant the bulbs in the fall, 3″ to 4″ deep and space them 3″ to 4″ apart.