A dozen years ago or so my friend Maryann Roper shared with me several iris that she had brought to North Carolina from her parents’ home in New Jersey. The iris had been dear to her late mother, and I was particularly grateful that Maryann wanted to share them with me. They thrived in my Chapel Hill garden, and I moved a number of them into our new garden here in the Charlotte area.
They are thriving here. The first one bloomed yesterday.