The iris flowers have 260 to 300 species that vary in shapes, forms, sizes and colors including purple, lavender, white, yellow, orange, pink, blue and brown. The variety of colors created between the flowers has led to a wealth of meaning.
In general, irises symbolize eloquence, but purple irises symbolize wisdom and compliments, yellow irises symbolize passion, blue irises symbolize faith and hope, and white irises symbolize purity.
The bearded iris and Siberian iris are the most commonly grown iris species. Thethe largest gardens in the worldDedicated to iris flowers are the Iris Garden in Florence, Italy, and the Presby Memorial Iris Garden in New Jersey.
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A real eye-catcher, these flowers have ruffled pink petals and white centers with bright yellow throats. They bloom in early to mid-summer and have petals that can grow up to 20cm across. They look great in groups and are easy to grow in almost any climate.
These irises grow only 4-6 inches tall, are medium blue in color, and have white and buttery yellow markings. They bloom in late winter to early spring and look best when planted in large groups and as borders.
These flowers grow to 40 inches tall and have double, elegant petals of brilliant white with yellow throats. Winner of several international flower awards, the flower grows well as long as the soil has adequate moisture and they look great planted along streams or ponds.
With large, bold petals that are tinged with white and light blue, the flower has yellow falls and buttercup spots. Their leaves are gray and reedy and they make great cut flowers and borders.
blue magic(Dutch rainbow)
These flowers are deep purple with bright yellow spots on the sepals. Best when grown in full sun and medium humidity, Blue Magic grows up to 26 inches and is deer and rabbit resistant.
With clump-forming bright purplish-blue petals, deep purple veins, and pale yellow bases, they can grow to three feet tall and two feet wide. They are low maintenance plants that look fresh all season long and do best in full sun or partial shade.
This flower haslavender flowerswith dark purple veins and yellow throats, and they bloom in early to mid-summer. They grow to almost a meter in height and look great in a Japanese garden or water garden.
These flowers have heavily ruffled petals that are rich blue with a small white area towards the base. The blue-green foliage looks exceptional all season long and they grow to 32 inches tall and two feet wide.
butter and sugar(iris)
With white petals and bright yellow falls, they bloom in late spring to early summer and have won several international flower awards. They look great near ponds and streams, and they do well in soils that are slightly acidic and even very dry.
Winner of several international flower awards, this plant consists of deep purple, velvety petals that bloom from late spring to early summer. They can grow two feet wide and up to 42 inches tall, and they are an easy-care plant that look great in borders and flower beds.
Carol Johnson has single, plum-purple petals on light blue falls and yellow throats. There are no serious diseases associated with this type of iris and they look best in large groups. They are also easy to breed and resistant to deer.
The Casablanca has purewhite flowersand yellow-gold markers at the falls. Their sturdy stems are surrounded by sword-like leaves, and they bloom for several weeks in late spring or early summer. Growing over two feet tall, they look great in vases and as borders.
One of the most attractive pink irises, this flower consists of elegant, rounded, pure pink petals with a delicate golden hue at the base.
A winner of several international flower awards, the coho flowers in early to mid-summer and provides a great deal of vertical interest in a garden. It is also very easy to breed.
contrast in style(iris)
Striking in appearance, these flowers have deep purple petals accented in white with bright yellow bases. lighterLavenderPetals sit on them and they bloom in late spring or early summer.
They prefer full sun or part shade and like other irises they should never be ingested as they can cause severe discomfort.
eye catcher(dwarf iris)
The eye-catching iris is white with rich blue markings and bright yellow crests, and has grass-like, grey-green leaves. It grows up to six inches tall and is both deer resistant and drought tolerant.
The extravagant appearance of this flower includes ivory white petals covered with light pink and grey-green foliage. Winner of several international flower awards, Fond Kiss is drought tolerant and prefers soil with adequate moisture. It also grows up to three feet in height and looks very elegant.
Reaching up to 42 inches in height, this flower has won several international flower awards and has large, ruffled petals that are white and trimmed a gorgeous mauve hue. It also has beautiful sword-like foliage that is a real eye-catcher as well as a nice vertical look for your garden.
This plant has petals that aredeep violet purplewith bright yellow centers. It has won several international flower awards and causes discomfort when ingested. It also looks beautiful underneathtreesand before borders, and it looks even better when planted in groups of at least 20 bulbs.
The Gordon has light blue petals, deep velvety falls, and a patch of golden orange and white near the center. It can propagate in other shades and colors, and it needs well-drained soil and full sun to part shade to look its best.
A clumping perennial, this plant has lilacpink flowerswith dark veins and light center. It can grow up to 32 inches and looks great in beds and borders, not to mention near ponds or streams.
With shapely petals of deep royal blue and a golden crest trimmed with white, these irises look great in rock gardenstrees, and before borders. They are deer resistant and drought tolerant and grow to 4-5 inches in height.
Katharine Hodgkin(dwarf iris)
Winner of several international flower awards, these flowers have pale blue petals with deep blue veins and a creamy yellow spot in the center. They bloom in late winter to early spring and look great in both containers and rock gardens.
Consisting of ruffled, lavender-pink flowers and white markings, Lavender Bounty is a low-maintenance perennial that blooms from late spring to early summer. It can grow up to two feet across and is deer resistant.
With bright yellow throats and delicate mauve veins, this lilac-pink flower grows up to three feet tall and does best in full sun or partial shade. As long as there is enough moisture, it can grow almost anywhere and looks great next to a pond or stream.
Over in gloryland(iris)
These look dramatic due to their dark purple, ruffled petals that reach up to five inches in width. The petals have a light, white-yellow center and blue-green leaves that are quite stiff. They grow up to three feet tall and look striking in any garden.
With sky blue petals that contain dark veins and white markings, this plant reaches a height of up to three feet and does best in full sun or partial shade. They are easy to care for and look great near ponds and streams, not to mention beds and borders.
With ruffled lavender-pink petals, white spots, and a yellow throat, this type of iris blooms in early to mid-summer and is excellent for JapaneseGardensand water gardens. It is easy to grow and can grow to 30 inches in height. It looks great in large groups because it creates a bouquet effect.
The pixie has dark blue-purple petals that are almost growingthree inches wide, and they have cases that include white and gold markers. They are drought tolerant, deer resistant and look great when planted with at least 20 other bulbs. They look perfect under trees, at the front of borders, and in containers.
This flower has single pastel colored lavender flowers with a white halo and yellow throats. It has won several international flower awards and looks great next to pools or streams. They grow great even in wet and acidic soil.
Professor Blau(Dutch rainbow)
These beautifuldeep blue-purple flowershave bright yellow throats and grow to four inches across. They have won several international flower awards and when you plant at least 20 bulbs together they look exceptional. They also look great in borders and beds.
The queen's tiara consists of broad white petals that can grow up to 15 cm in size, with purple veins and yellow throats. It grows up to three feet tall and its exquisite blooms show up in early to mid-summer. They are easy to grow and also provide a beautiful vertical look to your garden.
With large, five-inch-wide lavender leaves, the flowers have a whitish tinge and yellow throats. It has received an honorable mention in at least one international flower competition, is deer resistant, easy to grow and perfect for water gardens or Japanese gardens.
A wide, deeplila BlumeWith purple sepals and white-yellow bases, these blooms grow to 30 inches and are striking for their contrasting colors. They prefer adequate moisture and are resistant to deer.
These flowers have dark velvety deep purple petals and white-purple-yellow bases. They have won several international flower awards, grow up to 32 inches tall and look great in borders and flower beds.
The Silver Edge has sky blue petals with thin silver edges. Their centers are yellow and white and they grow to 30 inches high and 24 inches wide. They have won several international flower awards and bloom in late spring to early summer.
With pale sky blue petals with navy blue near the base, these buds grow to almost a meter tall and have blade shaped, fairly rigid leaves. Looking fresh all season long, this flower is one of the most popular types of irises.
wings of heaven(iris)
This iris has sky blue petals with a soft yellow center and is stunning when planted in large groups. It has grass-like foliage and upright leaves that grow to three feet tall, and it does best in full sun or partial shade. It's also low maintenance and is great around ponds or streams.
These flowers have heavily ruffled petals and consist of colors such as lavender-pink with magenta-pink falls and white-blue edges. They grow up to 30 inches tall and 2 feet across, and their striking appearance has won several international flower awards.
These plants, which have won several international flower awards, have pale blue flowers suffused with a lighter blue and they have strong, narrow stalks.
They can grow up to 30 inches and are drought tolerant, not to mention deer resistant. They look beautiful in beds and borders and do best in medium to moist soil.
Winner of several international flower awards, this flower has very small purple petalswith a reddish tintund eine kleine gelbe Kehle. Sein silberweißes Laub ist außergewöhnlich und es blüht im mittleren bis späten Sommer. Es gedeiht auch am besten in voller Sonne oder im Halbschatten, und es ist eine Pflanze, die einfach zu züchten ist.
These clumping perennials have large white petals with delicate golden blushes at the base. They have won several international flower awards and do best in full sun or partial shade.
They have beautiful leaf-shaped leaves that draw everyone's attention, not to mention they look spectacular when planted in large groups.
Transplant iris flowers
Iris flowers are so beautiful that you won't want to just let them go when you move house or change the location of the garden. Luckily you don't have to. You canSimply store iris bulbsfor transplanting in just a few simple steps.