Crested Iris (Iris cristata)

Iris cristata is a favorite in our spring garden;  we had large patches in our Piedmont garden, thanks to one of my favorite SC Botanical Garden volunteers.

Here's a post from 2010 that I wrote about him (and how I appreciated that he shared his Iris cristata with us).

The small clump that we brought with us here is now in full flower, so I'm reminded of him this evening. 

He was the best sort of volunteer; even as he became increasingly unsteady with Parkinson's in his later years, he kept showing up week after week to help in so many ways across the Garden. 

Thanks, Rodger.

Our Iris cristata now in the mountains