The Dutch Iris – ‘Yellow Queen’ (Iris x hollandica) is a hybrid bulbous perennial flowering plant in the Iridaceae family of irises from Portugal, Spain, and north Africa. The hybrid is the Iris tingitana and the Iris xiphium.
The Dutch Iris measures 60 centimetres (24 inches) tall. The bulb is about 10 centimetres (4 inches) wide, and is planted underground in autumn. Some bulbs have roots. The leaves are long, narrow, fluted, and mostly deciduous.
It flowers from May to July in the Northern Hemisphere and September to October in the Southern Hemisphere. The flowers are blue to yellow to white. It is one of the first flowers to bloom in spring. It does not have a fragrance.
Photographed in the Botanical Garden, Paris, April 2021.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls