Iris is a genus of about 300 species in the family of Iridaceae, native to the northern hemisphere. Irises are well-known flowers and one of the most rewarding and easy-to-grow plants. They are popular because of their beautifully shaped and multi-colored blooms. These spectacular flowers will brighten up your garden and provide a cheerful color, often all the way through winter.
Meaning: The name comes from the Greek word “Iris”, which means “rainbow”. It is also the name for the Greek goddess of the rainbow.
Symbolism: Iris symbolizes wisdom, hope and trust. It also symbolizes royalty, representationsof victory and power. Blue Iris is a symbol of hope and faith, while yellow Iris represents passion.