In Bloom: Dwarf Iris
Dwarf Irises are beautiful in purple and gold!
Dwarf Irises bloom in late winter or early spring. They look like a smaller (typically 4 – 6 inches) version of the larger, later-blooming Dutch Iris. Many of the arboretum’s Dwarf Irises were somewhat flattened by torrential rains over the past 24 hours.
Fun Fact: Dwarf Irises have a lovely fragrance – similar to a violet.