Irises have been in bloom in my garden for about a week.
There are roughly 200 - 300 species of Iris in spectrum of colors. Most of mine are bearded Iris, in all shades of blue to purple, yellow and peach.
I have a few in the Dutch (bulb) category and also a lot of Siberian iris.
Iris is very easy to grow in a sunny spot and requires very little care. I divide the rhizomes every few years and plant them in the backyard.
Iris flowers are very showy and attract a lot of attention from passers-by.
Iris got its name from the Greek goddess, the messenger of the gods and personification of the rainbow, a link between heaven and earth, according to flower meaning guide.