I neglected it over the winter and completely forgot about them until this spring while I was moving apartments. The grassy leaves were shooting up and looking pretty good, so even though I couldn't remember what the hell it was, I dragged it with me to my new place.
Eventually I remembered what I had purchased last year, and put it in a super sunny spot. I wasn't truly expecting much, so these 2 blossoms are a wonderful surprise. I didn't even notice the buds prior to the bloom!
I'm not sure what type of iris this is exactly. Possibly versicolor, possibly blue flag? I think this may be the flower that the "fleur de lis" of Montreal represents, even though that translated actually means lilyflower.