The mysterious and magical iris

The iris has something mysterious. It has colours in its colour palette which other flowers don’t have. And something magical. It is named after the rainbow goddess. Curious? We would like to introduce you.


Colours and shape

The iris is especially known for its many beautiful shades of blue, a colour that one doesn’t often see in cut flowers. Irises also come in many other colours including white, yellow and purple. And there are also all kinds of bi-coloured irises. The flower has three flower petals which open completely so you can see deep into the heart of the flower.


In Greek mythology, the goddess Iris was the rainbow goddess. The flower was named after her because of the many colours of the rainbow where the iris can be found. Goddess Iris was the messenger of the gods and the rainbow was the bridge between heaven and earth. When you give someone irises, it means ‘I have a message for you’.