Iris: Like a Rainbow

This showy perennial takes its name from the Greek word for rainbow.
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Deep Purple

Irises are grown from rhizomes. This purple variety has a velvety look and stands tall in the garden.

Velvety Iris

The 'George' variety iris produces rich purple flowers that are vigorous but shorter than other varieties.

Iris Sibirica 'Butter and Sugar'

Easy and trouble-free, the Siberian Iris ‘Butter and Sugar’ forms clumps of grassy foliage with a late spring display of butterfly-like flowers. These bicolored blossoms are large with creamy white standards and butter-yellow falls.

Siberian Iris Blooms Large in Variety of Colors

Siberian iris is an herbaceous perennial plant with leaves that are glaucous green, narrow and fairly rigid, and blade shaped. The flowers are typical of an iris, borne in late spring or early summer. Come in variety of colors.

Iris sibirica 'Illini Charm'

This striking purple iris is native to central Europe and Russia and often known by the more common name Siberian iris.

An Operatic Iris

The spring-flowering Iris germanica 'Beverly Sills' featuring coral-pink blooms takes its name from the operatic soprano.

Iris Katharine Hodgkin Springtime Flowering Bulb

Iris Katharine Hodgkin, a charming dwarf iris, really stands out from the crowd with its unusual pale blue and yellow coloring. The leaves are sword shaped and sometimes variegated, and the flowers have six sepals.