Lots of iris, roses and Baptisia for Blooming Friday this week. We got a good bit of rain the last couple of days, which haven't knocked over the Foxglove (yet, anyway), so the plants and I are all exuberantly happy.
The seed which produced this plant came from Baptisia alba, but clearly there's some B. australis genes in there too.
My first impulse when I say this iris was "Yuck!". Now it's really grown on me. It sets off the purples of the other iris beautifully.
This Dianthus has the most wonderful fragrance; it reminds me a lot of American Snowbell. Not the Dianthus fragrance I'm used to, which is a mix of clove and cotton candy.
Hodgepodge between the house and driveway: Gulf Coast penstemon, foxglove, mockorange, and an unknown China/ Gallica hybrid.
Thank you to Katarina at roses and stuff for hosting Blooming Friday.