Add beautiful flowers to your garden!
Irises are among the easiest of perennials to grow from bulbs, roots or rhizomes. The genus includes some 250-300 species featuring showy flowers. In fact, the iris takes its name from the Greek word for a rainbow, which is also the name for the Greek goddess of the rainbow, Iris. A perfect name for flowers that bloom in a rainbow of colors!
Each iris flower has two types of petals, the “standard” petal stands upright and includes the three top petals. The lower three petals, the “falls”, curve downwards.
The three main types of iris are bearded, beardless and dutch. Each with distinct features to complement your garden.
To learn more about different types of iris to celebrate the Year of the Iris with, please read our blog: Bearded, Beardless or Dutch, there’s an Iris for you!