A sculptural, near-black Iris germanica 'Cherry Garden' bud
A highly-sculptural near-black flower bud of Iris germanica 'Cherry Garden'. The tight, silky, dark violet buds open to ruffled purple-plum flowers with bright violet beards.
One of a sequence of three images in this gallery (a full-frame image and two successively closer macro images).
Date taken: 30 April 2014.