'Lion King' presents an extraordinarily effervescent confection of flurrying petals, each one white with a bright rosy purple edge and almost hiding a splash of sunshine at the heart. Any moist setting will do, but the visual pleasure is doubled when reflected in water.
The word alone conjures up visions of brilliant June flowers, for Irises are among the best known and best loved of garden plants. This huge genus contains upward of 200 species, which range from timid and inconspicuous wildlings to the splendid and extravagant Tall Bearded Iris. Their preferred habitats range from standing water to formal borders, and there is scarcely a shade or combination of colors that can't be found.