My irises have been opening up in the past few days. I have to admit that I didn't plant any of these beauties. They were already residents when we moved here eight years ago. And I'll also admit that I walk right by Irises when I shop for plants. As beautiful as they are, they don't last as long as I'd wish, but I sure enjoy them while they're blooming.
The buds make you believe this one will open more bluish, and darker.
But instead it's a lovely light lilac color.
This bicolored beauty has a scent of licorice that's to die for. Love it!