The iris is a very large family of plants, bulbs and tubers. Irises are very popular to grow due to their long, narrow leaves and prettily shaped flowers in lots of different varieties and colours. One strong characteristic of irises is that their buds hide in a sheath of foliage. Iris flowers have three hanging and three upright petals. The hardy perennial iris has a fibrous rhizome and thrives in most soils. All our irises are classified under Iris germanica (barbata) and Iris sibirica. If you want bright colour in your garden, order quickly and before you know it your garden will be full of these lovely, decorative irises!