Iris takes its name from the Greek word for a rainbow, referring to the wide variety of flower colours found among the many species. They prefer to be planted in a fertile rather moist, but well drained garden soil and in a sunny protected position.
Iris I. Stylosa Unguicularis.
The ‘Winter Flowering Iris’. Requires a light soil, and south facing spot. Sweetly scented lavender-blue flowers are produced in abundance.
Iris Bearded Carnaby.
Large rosy apricot standards with rosy purple falls, orange beard.
Dutch Iris Miss Saigon.
Deep purple petals with yellow falls, edged with bronze.
Iris Bearded Sable has black-purple falls with purple standards. A lighter centre is highlighted by an orange tipped blue-purple beard.