Thursday, September 17, 2009

Immortality Tall Bearded Iris

Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Immortality'
(EYE-ris)

This is a great Bearded Iris. It has literally tripled in size since being planted last year. It is blooming again right now, which certainly has livened up the Iris bed. The other rebloomers planted are sporadic fall bloomers and not as strong as ‘Immortality’. The smaller sized stature of this cultivar is nice, too. It grows to about 24 inches tall.

This next photo is a sign of things to come. It is a Shasta Doublefile Viburnum. They really should shorten the scientific name on this one. Who wants to be typing out Viburnum plicatum var. tomentosum 'Shasta' every time?

5 comments:

Janet said...

I have a few photos of one of my Irises that really show off the architecture of the bloom, they are so interesting.
Shasta shasta! The botanical name is rather long, what a great autumn color though.

Les said...

The Viburnum shot is absolutely beautiful. They grow well here, but usually by this late in the season the foliage is anything but clean.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Hi Janet,

The Viburnums really have an extra season of wow in the fall. I always have a little trouble with the DOF on Iris shots but I keep trying.

Les,
That is interesting because there doesn't seem to be anything that really effects them around here. The biggest problem is the usually get way too big for their spot.

sandyshares said...

you are the second person to tell me of such a flower..sandy immortality did not know how special

Blackswamp_Girl said...

You forgot about the fragrance! The 'Immortality' blooms that we had at the garden center this year were wonderfully fragrant--not too cloying, not too light--and tempted me every time I watered them. (Unfortunately, I procrastinated a little too long... *sigh*)