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In Bloom

January 8, 2014

1521384_10151793140211459_1891746497_nPlant name: Iris unguicularis

Location: Around courtyard

Plant notes: Iris unguicularis, or winter iris, is our plant of the month for January. Unlike other iris species, it blooms *right now* in the winter months. A native of the Mediterranean, it grows well in dry sites in moderate climates, like at KBG. I. unguicularis was grown in the garden by Mareen for years, but our specimens weren't blooming each year and had mostly been forgotten until they reappeared a few years ago. They were moved to their current locations in and around the courtyard during the parking lot construction in 2012.