Flower Friday: Bearded Purple Iris

I discovered Flower Friday last year while visiting Lorilin@Bugbugbooks and have been having a blast sharing some flower pictures and information. Please check out Lorilin’s blog if you haven’t already for book reviews and more!

Today’s Flower is:

Bearded Iris


I had plans to get better pictures this morning, but the weather hasn’t been cooperating. These are one variety of iris that we have growing. Sadly, these are about done blooming for the season.


I love this color, but my absolute favorite is black. 🙂


The iris’s mythology dates back to Ancient Greece, when the goddess Iris, who personified the rainbow (the Greek word for iris), acted as the link between heaven and earth. It’s said that purple irises were planted over the graves of women to summon the goddess Iris to guide them in their journey to heaven. Irises became linked to the French monarchy during the Middle Ages, eventually being recognized as their national symbol, the fleur-de-lis. – Teleflora.com


These are super easy to grow and require little care. They come back year after year.


Scientific name: Iris
Higher classification: Irideae
Zones: 3-10 depending on species

Thanks for checking out Flower Friday. Have a wonderful weekend everyone! ❤

35 thoughts on “Flower Friday: Bearded Purple Iris

  1. starjustin

    You’re grandma loved irises and had a round garden on top of the hill when we were growing up. She really enjoyed ordering different types and colors from the garden catalog. She had black ones she put on the cemetery graves but they, if you can believe it, got stolen. Beautiful pics! 🌸

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    1. I remember them! Back then they weren’t a favorite flower of mine. I guess that’s kid stuff for you. I never paid enough attention truly. Tulips are a future goal. The voles and moles ate all mine. 😭

      I can’t imagine how anyone could steal, let alone from a cemetery. That’s just horrible.

      Thanks! ❤


    1. I wonder why they didn’t come up? We do have voles and moles here that eat bulbs, but luckily they haven’t messed with the irises. I wonder if that’s what happened to yours? They ate over 60 of my tulip bulbs in one night. No joke! Can’t stand those critters. 💖

      Thanks, Teri and good luck!

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