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 Party Dress.
Soft peach standards, with paler peach falls and tangerine beard. Scented.