Iris x hollandica 'Miss Saigon' is the first iris to bloom in our garden this year. We planted this last year and didn’t get a single bloom out of all the foliage. Everything I’ve read says that Dutch Irises should bloom later in the spring, but ours is always the first species to bloom in our yard. ‘Miss Saigon’ gets 18 to 24 inches in height and sports a beautiful bloom. Dutch Iris prefers sun to partial shade, but I have had other cultivars do just fine in full shade. The flowers come from corms or bulbs rather than the rhizomes we’ve come to associate with irises. Unlike her sisters, she prefers her feet to planted about 4 inches in the ground.
3 years ago