‘Montecito’ Dutch Iris

Dutch Iris are a fairly new addition to my cut flower garden. Even though I don’t have much experience, I was eager to grow a few different types of varieties to explore the different color options. The ‘Montecito’ Dutch iris was yet another example of a flower that didn’t turn out quite as I had expected.

‘Montecito’ Dutch iris are described in most catalogs as having bright white standards and yellow falls. Upon opening, each ‘Montecito’ Dutch iris flower fit this description exactly. Soon, I noticed that the flowers started to look different. Within a day of unfurling, my once white petals began to take on a beautiful light blue tone.

This close up photo better shows the highly saturated yellow petals and unique light blue coloration that developed.

Though the ‘Montecito’ Dutch iris in my garden were a little different, I was still very pleased. While it’s possible that I purchased bulbs that had been mislabeled, I think the weather conditions in my yard may have played a role. What do you think? Have you ever grown ‘Montecito’ Dutch iris before? If so, I’d love to hear all about your experiences in the comment section below. Thank you so much for stopping by the blog!

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