Cherry Garden ( My Cheri Garden ¿¿¿¿ yes,,,,,,**+ Such a beautiful colour!

Cherry Garden ( My Cheri Garden ¿¿¿¿ yes,,,,,,**+ Such a beautiful colour!

Iris Reticulata flowers early February can go in pot as top layer with daffodil middle and tulip bottom layer

Iris Reticulata flowers early February can go in pot as top layer with daffodil middle and tulip bottom layer

Blue Dwarf Crested Iris, Iris cristata, Dwarf Crested Iris

Dwarf Crested Iris

dwarf iris with pink forget-me-not and persicaria. Beautiful combination

dwarf iris with pink forget-me-not and persicaria. Beautiful combination

*Dwarf Bearded Iris 'Puddy Tat' 13" blooms very early

*Dwarf Bearded Iris 'Puddy Tat' 13" blooms very early

And these look like the dwarf irises that come up early in spring.... I am SO over winter!

And these look like the dwarf irises that come up early in spring.... I am SO over winter!

'Sun Power' hosta with dwarf fleeceflower (Persicaria affine), Japanese maple (Acer palmatum), 'Gerald Darby' iris (Iris x robusta), blueleaf rose (Rosa glauca), 'Royal Purple' smokebush (Cotinus coggygria), 'Isla Gold' tansy (Tanacetum vulgare), and 'Beni-kaze' Hakone grass (Hakonechloa macra) at Hayefield

'Sun Power' hosta with dwarf fleeceflower (Persicaria affine), Japanese maple (Acer palmatum), 'Gerald Darby' iris (Iris x robusta), blueleaf rose (Rosa glauca), 'Royal Purple' smokebush (Cotinus coggygria), 'Isla Gold' tansy (Tanacetum vulgare), and 'Beni-kaze' Hakone grass (Hakonechloa macra) at Hayefield

Dwarf Crested Iris: How To Care For A Dwarf Iris Plant - They’re one of the first harbingers of spring and a personal favorite of mine—miniature irises. These beautiful wildflowers make great additions to woodland gardens and borders. Get tips on growing them here.

Miniature Irises In The Garden: Growing Crested Iris Plants

Dwarf Crested Iris: How To Care For A Dwarf Iris Plant - They’re one of the first harbingers of spring and a personal favorite of mine—miniature irises. These beautiful wildflowers make great additions to woodland gardens and borders. Get tips on growing them here.

This Iris variety has large blooms on short stems and blooms in very early Spring with the crocus.

This Iris variety has large blooms on short stems and blooms in very early Spring with the crocus.

This is a photo of Iris setosa 'Baby Blue' that I took at a botanical garden. It is a cultivar of arctic iris and very cold-hardy (to USDA zone 2). I don't grow this type, but my reticulated irises have been putting on growth throughout February, 2016: http://landscaping.about.com/od/floweringbulbs/p/dwarf-iris.htm

If You Can't Wait for Your Irises to Bloom, This One's for You

This is a photo of Iris setosa 'Baby Blue' that I took at a botanical garden. It is a cultivar of arctic iris and very cold-hardy (to USDA zone 2). I don't grow this type, but my reticulated irises have been putting on growth throughout February, 2016: http://landscaping.about.com/od/floweringbulbs/p/dwarf-iris.htm

Growing Miniature Iris (Dwarf Iris)

Growing Miniature Iris (Dwarf Iris)

This guide is about growing miniature iris. Miniature iris are relatively easy to grow, but are not as hardy as the standard varieties.

Dwarf Iris: Iris reticulata and Iris danfordiae, 4-6 inches in height.  Planted among azaleas, it's a lovely look and can fill in the spots that are too narrow for the larger plant.

Dwarf Iris: Iris reticulata and Iris danfordiae, 4-6 inches in height. Planted among azaleas, it's a lovely look and can fill in the spots that are too narrow for the larger plant.

Iris reticulata & danfordiae 'Dwarf Iris Mixture' from Netherland Bulb Company - Dwarf Iris are famous for big flowers on tiny plants. Dwarf Iris are easy to grow in moist, well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. Dwarf Iris will multiply and return year after year if left undisturbed.

Iris reticulata & danfordiae 'Dwarf Iris Mixture' from Netherland Bulb Company - Dwarf Iris are famous for big flowers on tiny plants. Dwarf Iris are easy to grow in moist, well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. Dwarf Iris will multiply and return year after year if left undisturbed.

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