I have a grouping of Rosario Irises. Their leaves seem to withstand the cold winter months. They surprise me every year, and I smile. They are one of the first flowers to bloom, next to the crocus. They bloom before the tulips and daffy's. I love this Rosario Iris. You see, my Father's name was Rosario. After he passed away, and I was one day looking through flower catalogs...there it was. As beautiful and radiant as can be. I planted eight of them in an arch shape. I will take more photos are they mature.