Stinking iris (Iris foetidissima) is not grown for its flowers but for the brilliant orange seed pods. They are the reason why this is a popular garden plant brightening up any shady corner.It is a native plant and common in Southern England.A few years ago whilst on a cliff walk in Cornwall I collected seed and now have several plants in the garden.They make a lovely contribution to the woodland garden at this time of year.
Gorgeous seeds. I looked up to see if they would grow here. It says they aren't reliable here, they don't usually survive our winters. It is too dry here too I would imagine. Too bad because these seeds are spectacular.
They love dry soil Lisa. Also I never water them even during the long hot Summer this year.The garden has dropped to minus 12C here. That was a few years ago and they survived. Might be worth a try??
They are beautiful Lisa. Absolutely dripping with burst seed pods this year. They really do look stunning.Wish you lived next door, would dig a plant up for you to divide. Sigh.
Hello Cheryl! I have never seen this plant before!The seeds look like berries! Amazing color and great shot!Have a happy Wednesday!Dimi...
And you DIMI.....enjoy.
Each orange beadPromiseFor the future
I love your Haiku :)
They are an amazing colour aren't they …All the best Jan