Early flowering dwarf Iris with deep blue petals lined with a yellow stripe in the middle. Long flowering period from late January, sometimes extending to March. Lights up areas under trees, the front of a border, and containers.
H x S: 0.15m x 0.1m
Aspect and soil: Grow in any moist but well-drained or well-drained soil in full sun.
Use: In front of the border or in drifts under deciduous trees. Also looks good grown in containers, with Galanthus and Ophiopogon nigrescens.
Care: Allow the long thin leaves, which appear and stay on long after the flowers have faded, to die back.
Wildlife: Good for bees and other pollinators
Hazard: Toxic if eaten.