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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Wednesday Vignette

Eight years ago when we first moved here, someone gave me a handful of different Pacific Coast Iris. The pots originally had names, but those tags have been lost to the mists of time. The only name I remember is 'Broadleigh Rose.' Googling brings up pictures and descriptions that make me think the PCI that I'm sharing a picture of today is 'Broadleigh Rose.'

They flower at this time of year, but the best time to divide and replant them is in the middle of winter, when they're dormant. Even though dormant, you still have to be careful not to let the roots dry out. It's important to either get them back in the ground immediately (as in the same day you dig them), or into soil in a pot.

I've divided and replanted that original handful that I was given many times over. They bulk up in my garden very quickly, and so far have taken well to every bed I've planted them into. I've had great luck with them.

Pacific Coast Iris 'Broadleigh Rose' resting her pretty head on top of the broken concrete wall

Anna at Flutter and Hum hosts Wednesday Vignette. You can check out her current post here.