Yellow Water Iris

three yellow irises
Three water iris

A trio of the yellow water iris blooming right now, with lots of buds for future irises.

I was sure when I moved these in 2020 it was a mistake. I forgot they prefer damper, even wet, conditions, which I do have at the end of my yard where they were. But they rarely bloomed where they were by that time so I decided to move them to a sunnier area, and a spot where I’d love some yellow in spring, or any time of year. And all my tough old traditional purple, pink, white and yellow bearded irises I’d planted when I moved here disappeared, so I was glad to still have at least one iris, even if not the same species.

That year they sat there, the next year they came up but did not bloom. I realized my mistake and decided to move them to a wetter spot but didn’t get to it. The next spring they came up early and developed buds. Now they are increasing. I’m not sure why, this is not a wet area of the yard, but I guess they are happy. I think I’ll have to keep them under control so I’ll be moving some this year.

In the meantime their brilliant color is exciting to see each day they bloom.

yellow iris, water iris
Yellow Water Iris
. . . . . . .

Follow me on Instagram.

Visit my photography galleries on Portraits of Animals.

All images used on this site are copyrighted to Bernadette E. Kazmarski unless otherwise noted and may not be used without my written permission. Please ask if you are interested in using one in a print or internet publication. If you are interested in purchasing a print of this image or a product including this image, visit my galleries of Photography on Portraits of Animals to see if I have it available already. If you don’t find it there, visit “Custom Prints” for availability and terms. I'll be more than happy to make a print for you.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Discover more from Today

Subscribe now to keep reading and get access to the full archive.

Continue reading