We've just finished a simple, clear explanation on the various Iris groups used in gardens...from the big Bearded (or German) Irises everyone knows, plus Japanese (Butterfly), Siberian, Louisiana and the bulb-rooted Dutch Iris shown here. Some are planted in spring, some in summer, and some in fall. All are easy to grow, and now with this new article, you'll be able to keep them all straight. The new document also gives a bit of the history of the Iris, named after the Goddess of the Rainbow, and long a symbol of royalty. Enjoy.
July 6, 2008.