|Iris Pumila or Dwarf Iris
is a form of iris which is earliest to bloom. Usually it will start to
blossom during March, April and May and during the latter month.
All Irises have long stems
and six-lobed flowers with three petals sagging downwards (actually large
sepals in the same colour as the flower), and three standing upright. Some
smaller iris species have all six lobes pointing straight outwards. Typical
irises grow from a creeping rhizome, but some species, known as bulbous
irises, have a bulb.
The Iris Pumila grows wild
in many parts of Hungary, affects open and hilly situations, and flowers
in our gardens in the month of April. It is a very hardy plant, and will
thrive in almost any soil or situation; is propagated by parting its roots