Yea!! I am always relieved to see this beautiful plant re-emerging. Now in his 3rd year, "Jack " resides in a dappled shade garden. He would be quite a bit larger were he not in such a windy, harsh place. But Jack can take it... he's a strong little trooper. As you can see I gave him at least some protection from the cold south wind that ravishes this area by creating a micro-climate close to this Iris. Jack is very cold hardy (thank goodness) and brightens up a shade garden with his electric blue flowers and frosty silver leaves. He's one of my favorites.