Though I’ve been gardening for quite a few years now, there are still some plants that I find myself especially drawn to. One of the first flower bulbs that I ever planted were dutch iris. I should mention that these are obviously very different than large bearded iris. Nevertheless, I planted some hoping to use them as cut flowers. Imagine my surprise when the tiny plants reached only about 6 inches tall! I had inadvertently planted dwarf dutch iris! Oops!
This year, I made the choice to grow dwarf dutch iris, hoping that they will somehow establish themselves in my lawn. I’m honestly not sure whether or not these plants have the tendency to naturalize, but the small pop of blue color in the early spring is certainly a very welcome sight after months and months of cold weather.
The iris bulbs themselves are very easy to plant, simply follow the directions on the package. I arranged my bulbs to grow with my muscari and crocuses. I think it will be really interesting to see how these plants bloom together.
Over winter, I’ll also be attempting to force a few of these bulbs to bloom indoors in containers. I’ve never forced dutch iris before, but definitely think it would be beautiful – if I can do it successfully, of course.
That’s all for this post! Have you ever grow dutch iris before? If so, I would love to hear all about in the comments below. I hope you’re having a wonderful day!