This iris is the first one to bloom this year. It is hardly Irish, but the pun worked for me for St. Patrick's Day, when I had originally planned to publish this.
We are limited in Florida to growing but a few irises. The name of this one is Miss Saigon and I bought the bulbs at Walmart in a plastic mesh bag. These sat on a shelf for a year or more before I got around to putting them in the ground. They are small, delicate flowers with spindly, little strap leaves but I have found them to be perennial here. They are in a bed of coreopsis and larkspur that are just getting started.
From another angle:
Isn't that just a stunning flower?