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Iris

I love Irises of all kinds the larger Bearded Iris that usually blooms in May and the smaller kind. It is such a shame that they are short-lived, I would have loved to have them all year round. They usually bring beautiful tones of white, purples, and blues to the garden and make beautiful cut flowers too. Really easy to grow from tubers that multiply over the years.

Iris is a genus of plants with over 260 species. The name is Greek. The Greek goddess of the rainbow. The name is botanical as well as its common name. Irises are perennials. They are a genus in the Iridaceae family of plants. They grow from rhizomes or bulbs. They have long erect stems. They usually have sword-shaped leaves. The flowers have three sepals that droop down and are called falls. And three petals stand upright. The falls are usually bearded or simple and have stripes in colors.

Most irises are from the temperate Northern hemisphere. They are widely diverse from Europe, Asia, and North America.

Iris
Bearded Iris
Iris
Beautiful multi-colored Iris at Kew Gardens in London
Yellow Bearded Iris
Yellow Bearded Iris
Yellow Bearded Iris
Yellow Bearded Iris
Iris Pallida Variegata
Iris Pallida Variegata

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I am a flower enthusiast and a gardener at heart. Ever since childhood I loved reading about plants and started gardening at an early age. First by helping my father in the garden and later managing a large garden myself in my teen years. I planted and cared for a large number of plants, flowers, and trees both outdoors and in a greenhouse. To this day I enjoy visiting gardens and parks and learning about new and old specimens and varieties of plants.

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