is this Japanese Iris???
I bought some HUGE irises 2 years ago from Lowes, got them home and planted them. The crown is at least 2-3 inches below soil level(I just planted them they way they came). That first year they bloomed and I thought they looked like bearded irises(buit I have no pictures and it was 2 YEARS ago). When I looked up they name they came with at the time I couldn't find anything. I even asked here if anyone heard of it and didn't get any responses, everyone just said used Google search. Well last year they didn't bloom at all. The foliage still grew very tall(3'-/+ tall) and nice and green just no blooms. I was reading last night how irises like sit as close to the surface as possible (my other irises are at soil level as well) so I was thinking I should lift them and see if that helps. I dug them up and washed off the roots, the weird thing is they do not look like bearded iris rhizomes. The roots look more like a ball of roots, but I did notice a weird shaped bulb on the very bottom. Also all around the leaves look like hair. I Googled iris rhizome and saw a drawing of a Japanese Iris which looked very much what is on the bottom of these irises. How much sun does Japanese Irises need? I have them in I think 5-6 hrs of morn/afternoon sun. Are they more water plants? The soil stays moist but I wonder if they need more water? The first picture is one that I pulled off the main plant. Any info would help.