Sunday, June 07, 2009

Today's Flowers - Louisiana Iris

Louisiana Iris
Iris 'Bold Pretender'
(EYE-ris)
Today's Flowers

This Iris was introduced in 1983 and still looks good today. The color combination is nice and it is a good bloomer. Louisiana Iris are quite hardy and really needs a moist site to survive and be happy. In fact it can grow right at the edge of the pond or in boggy conditions. It blooms in early summer. This one gets up to about 36 inches tall. It is a great color to have in the Iris collection.

This second flower is easily recognized as a Columbine. It is a new introduction to the Music Series called ‘Red and Gold’. It has large flowers and intense colors. Columbine is sometimes not perennial around here but usually seeds itself so you still have some long after the mother plants have gone. Like the Louisiana Iris it is native to the United States and the species Aquilegia caerules is the state flower of Colorado. In fact it is protected there and the law prohibits “digging or uprooting the flower on public lands and limits the gathering of buds, blossoms and stems to 25 in one day. It is unlawful to pick the columbine on private land without consent of the land owner.”


Since it Sunday and that means Today’s Flowers so here is an extra shot of some Peonies. We have been working at a garden that has a lot of different cultivars and they are really doing outstanding this year.


I have to work today as the business we are landscaping is closed so I am not sure how many people I will get to visit.

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9 comments:

Danielle said...

Great post! Love all the info about the flowers! Very interesting. Beautiful shots of them as well.

Carletta said...

These are beautiful with such vibrant colors!

My flower post is here: Carletta’s Captures.

misti said...

Ellis Hollow just did a post on Louisiana Iris. I love 'em! I wish I had more room to grow them.

Columbines are a plant I would love to try someday...but they aren't suited for our climate!

VALKYRIEN said...

Three most wonderful shots of three different flowers! But the one in the middle is awesome! Both in colors and shape! And a brilliant photo! Never seen anything like it!

Have a great Sunday, and thank you for sharing!
Valkyrien

fishing guy said...

DFP: Your flowers are beautifully displayed this week.

Pam said...

Your flowers are fantastic, the colors are so vivid. Wonderful info also. Thanks for your visit, have a great week.

SandyCarlson said...

Your photos are amazing. I love them all. That's an amazing iris. God bless.

Arija said...

The Lily and Columbine both have wonderful colour combinatins but the one I would like an arm full of is definitely the Peonie.

aguthrieimages said...

I like them all but the red Columbine is gorgeous hands down my fav!