It’s that time of year when we start expecting to see, or maybe already have seen. the first irises. Which can be very variable depending on the weather and maybe other influences. With that in mind, we thought it could be helpful to have information on when irises are blooming in the Region in more or less real time. Then you, your friends and neighbors, and visitors will know when to see the irises. When/where to see the early irises. When is the peak bloom time in your garden this year? When is the best time to see public displays in our Region this year? Hopefully all of these will be addressed.
As a start, here is our first bloom of 2015 on April 15th. It is ‘Ruby Locket’, a SDB listed as midseason bloom. It has consistently been our first bloomer, probably partly due to a semi-protected location on the south side of the house. Location: Central Iowa, south of Ames. Previous years: April 2, 2012; May 11, 2013; May 5, 2014.
Do you have some bloom observations we can add to the list? You can either leave them as a comment or email the webmaster firstname.lastname@example.org to have them added. Thank you.