4 – 9
2 – 3 feet
sun to part shade
By: Meriel Bradley
A breathtaking beauty, with its slender sword-like leaves and elegant blooms the Japanese Iris is a must-have in my garden.
The secret to growing a Japanese iris is to make sure there is sufficient moisture getting to the plant’s roots during the growing season.
Keeping them moist through the spring and summer will reward you with healthy plants and larger blooms.
A beardless Iris with bloom time from mid to late June
Easy care but needs a medium to wet soil
Likes a humus-rich soil
Divide your plants every 3 – 4 years
Grows 2 – 3 feet
Likes full sun to part shade
Zones 4 – 9
By: Meriel Bradley The Black Swallowtail Butterfly is so beautiful with an impressive wingspan of about 4 inches. It doesn't land in one spot for very long so is quite hard to capture, but it finally landed in my vegetable garden on a mulch path just long enough for...