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 Species and Hybrids Katharine Hodgkin.
Fine large flower, standards bluish-green, veins greenish-blue; falls yellowish-green, blotch yellow edged green, veins slate-blue. Outstanding.
RHS Award of Garden Merit.