Louisiana Iris - 'Brevicaulis'

Louisiana Iris Species - Brevicaulis

Rafinesque, 1817. The shortest of the five Louisiana iris species.  A medium blue flower blooming on zig-zag stalks that often do not rise above the foliage. They grow around 18-20 inches high, and the flowers usually bloom down among the often arching blades. Not as spectacular as some of the giants among the Louisianas, but a charming plant and exceedingly important in hybridizing. Also a late bloomer that will extend the season.