The irises I planted last year have flowered for the first time. Meet Iris germanica 'Dutch Chocolate'. For some bizarre reason, growing an iris like this has made me feel very 'grown up'. I've been watching her slowly come into bud over the past few days. One petal was languidly draped out this morning at 06:30, and twelve hours later she has revealed her divine sumptuousness.
Isn't she gorgeous? Her name is delicious and so is she.