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 Bearded Blue Rhythm has a lovely cornflower-blue of excellent form and substance. Faintly lemon-scented.
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.
Dutch Iris Silvery Beauty.
Deep blue standards with white falls and a bright yellow blotch.
Dutch Iris Telstar.
Rich deep blue flowers with paler blue falls and yellow blotch.