Reticulated Iris (Iris reticulata)

Iris reticulata
Iris reticulata

Zones: 4 to 9
Light: Sun / Part Shade
Bloom Time: Early Spring
Height: 4″
Spread: 4″

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.