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Specie Iris Bulbs Joyce

No longer available this season.
Dwarf Iris Joyce is a jewel-toned early blue iris only a few inches high, but with large blooms. (Iris reticulata)
key features
Botanical Name
Iris reticulata
Growing Zones
Zone 2, Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Deer Resistant, Container Planting
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height
4-6" tall
Bloom Time
Early spring


These little gems are some of the best-loved wildflowers in the world. They grow wild in Turkey, Iran, Iraq, and the Caucasus, but have been cultivated for centuries in Holland, where ours are grown.

Iris reticulata is famous for big flowers on tiny plants, standing only about 4 to 6 high. The variety 'Joyce' is the most famous sky blue cultivar of the species. They are super winter-hardy, and dependably perennial, so are the perfect dwarf iris for a wildflower or rock garden planting. These little wild irises are the true harbingers of spring. All wild gardens should include them.