• a thin, circular structure in the eye
  • the 2001 film about Iris Murdoch, British novelist
  • the personification of the rainbow and messenger of the gods, also known as one of the goddesses of the sea and the sky
  • a genus of praying mantis
  • a lesser-known psychedelic drug and a substituted amphetamine
  • a shade of colour ranging from blue-violet to violet
  • a genus of 260 -300 species of flowering plants with showy flowers

14 thoughts on “Irises

    • Definitely! The smaller blue ones last much better than the larger, more dramatic ones. Apart from blue I only have this golden one, and no other colours; it has taken three or four years to flower so beautifully!

    • My large blue ones have faded too… they only look good for a week or so. But the golden one is still going strong as it opens just one or two flowers at a time!

  1. Marvellous blooms, Cathy! I´m dreaming to have an intensely blue and a white one. My “Iris sibirica” is lousy this year – it`s a pity!

  2. Wow, I learned a lot from this!
    I used to have a wild one the color of your first two. It is a native to this area, commonly called blue flag.

    What a rich color that orangish gold one is!

    • The orange one is called Iris barbata-elatior ‘Feu du Ciel’. It took ages to get established, but is very hardy and is fabulous this year, with about twenty blooms. (Last year only 3!) 😀

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