Iris Flowers : The Link Between Heavens and Earth
Iris flowers have meanings as the likes of faith, hope, and wisdom. Depending on factors such as color and region, irises may bear many other additional meanings as well.
The dark blue or purple iris can denote royalty, whereas the yellow iris can be a symbol of passion. Irises may also express courage and admiration.
An ancient belief also states that Goddess Iris served as a messenger of Olympus and other gods and hence acted as the link between heaven and earth. It also conveys images of lost love and silent grief, for young girls who were led into the afterlife by Iris.
Since the role of the goddess extended to heaven, and she was also a communicator. Greeks have this tradition of planting iris flowers on the graves of your loved ones to help their loved ones transcend to the afterlife.
Ancient Egyptian kings marveled in the iris’s exotic nature, and lots of paintings drawings have been found of the flower in a ancinet Egyptian palaces. Iris soon became very popular and was regarded by Egyptians to symbolize both the essence and renewal of life.
Later on, the meaning of irises became linked to the French monarchy, and the Fleur-de-lis eventually became the recognized national symbol of France. Furthermore, the fleur-de-lis is the almost-universal symbol of Scouting.
Tradition says that the particular Iris symbolizing Tennessee state is a purple cultivar, to go alongside the wild-growing Purple Passion Flower (Passiflora incarnata), which is the state’s other floral emblem. Annual Iris Festival is celebrated in Greeneville, Tennessee.
There are some 300 species in the genus Iris and the types that are familiar in popular culture are the tall bearded irises (Iris germanica) capable of reaching upto 2 to 3 feet in height.
Most varieties of irises flower in early summer. But Some—mostly bearded hybrids flower again later in the summer.
Now you might think that these divine bloomers are must be difficult to propagate but to your utmost disbelief these flowers are is rugged, reliable, and easy to grow.
The Iris Flower Bulbs are hardy and can thrive in heat and dry soil. It is also one of the easiest perennial flowers to grow across most parts of India. The Iris flowers bloom through India’s winter and early spring, making it perfect for you.
You can plant Iris Flower Bulbs in the front of your garden or along the border of a walkway to create an easy, eye-pleasing, and remarkable pathway that might even attract a visiting hummingbird or two.
Get your pack of exotic Iris flowering bulbs today to create a mesmerizing flower garden at home. Happy planting!