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Today's bloom is Japanese Water Iris 'Butterflies in Flight' (Iris ensata)

Bloom of the Day for October 4th, 2012:

Bloom color: Bright Yellow, Light Blue, Blue-Violet

Sun requirements: Full Sun

Cold hardiness: Zone 5a to Zone 9b

Height: 36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing: 15-18 in. (38-45 cm), 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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pirl wrote:
Wonderful photo of a great plant.

Kell wrote:
Gee Pirl, you grow these too. Your garden must be so full of color! I just love these. What colors in that photo!

pirl wrote:
Currently I have about 200 JI's. It's great in June and July.

Kell wrote:
Rub it in! First lobster rolls and now these. Oh 200, incredible! I like these so much more than bearded iris.

pirl wrote:
You may find it shocking but I enjoy the lobster bisque even more than the lobster roll. I like the JI's more, too. They don't fall over in the wind and bloom for a longer period of time. They increase so much faster than TBI's.