PCI's...what are those, you may ask? They are Pacific Coast Iris...although mine aren't the species, but rather hybrids of our native Iris. Every year seems to bring a few new introductions, and while I'd love to have them all, I have just a few in my garden (space is limited). Still, they are tough and beautiful, increasing in size fairly reliable each year.
The ones I have that are currently blooming are:
'Little Survivor'...this is my favorite at the moment...it's steadily getting bigger and bigger...and those SUMPTUOUS, velvety purple blooms are perfection, IMHO.
'Ami Royale'...this one was a gift from good friend and fellow plant lover, Riz Reyes. I had forgotten about it as it's in a pot with a rapidly-expanding Molinia 'Cordoba' that is threatening to totally overwhelm it. Still...it's increased in size over the past few years and blooms beautifully. I'm thinking of moving it to a spot where it will have a little more breathing room.
Last, but not least, an unnamed hybrid, again from Riz, which he gifted to a few of us plant nerds several weeks ago...isn't it fabulous!
I have a few more PCI's in the wings that are about to bloom...including a seed-grown hybrid from friend and fellow blogger, Alison, which, if memory serves, is a muted buttercream color which fades to off-white (above) AND 'Sea Admiral' (below), which doesn't seem to be blooming this year, sadly.
Do you grow any of the PCI hybrids (or even the species)? Which do you recommend?