The Blue Iris is the state flower of Tennessee. As I was growing up, I looked forward to their showy colors every Spring.

The Blue Iris is the state flower of Tennessee. As I was growing up, I looked forward to their showy colors every Spring.

Iris, the Tennessee state flower... These just thrive in my gardens.  Planning on splitting & moving 16 of them this fall.  Hopefully next year I get a better showing from them.

Iris, the Tennessee state flower... These just thrive in my gardens. Planning on splitting & moving 16 of them this fall. Hopefully next year I get a better showing from them.

Iris flower-The word iris is Greek for 'rainbow'. The iris flower meaning are faith, wisdom, peace of mind, friendship and hope. Purple iris is symbolic of wisdom and compliments, yellow iris symbolizes passion, blue iris symbolizes hope and faith while white iris symbolizes purity. Irises may also express admiration and courage. February is a month of romance and iris is a fitting symbol.

Iris flower-The word iris is Greek for 'rainbow'. The iris flower meaning are faith, wisdom, peace of mind, friendship and hope. Purple iris is symbolic of wisdom and compliments, yellow iris symbolizes passion, blue iris symbolizes hope and faith while white iris symbolizes purity. Irises may also express admiration and courage. February is a month of romance and iris is a fitting symbol.

Purple Iris - Drought tolerant. Blooms in spring; green strappy leaves look decent through fall. Will die back in winter without any need to prune. Spreads by clumping. Can be lifted and divided every 5 years or so. ❤️

Purple Iris - Drought tolerant. Blooms in spring; green strappy leaves look decent through fall. Will die back in winter without any need to prune. Spreads by clumping. Can be lifted and divided every 5 years or so. ❤️

Tall Bearded Iris 'Grape Expectations'. Height 36"-48"/90cm-1.20m. Like all Bearded Irises, it likes a position in full sun with well-drained soil. It flowers mid-season.

Tall Bearded Iris 'Grape Expectations'. Height 36"-48"/90cm-1.20m. Like all Bearded Irises, it likes a position in full sun with well-drained soil. It flowers mid-season.

Purple Iris Beds.  If you like this garden, read our article on getting more iris blooms in your own garden at http://gardendesignforliving.com/?p=1150

Purple Iris Beds. If you like this garden, read our article on getting more iris blooms in your own garden at http://gardendesignforliving.com/?p=1150

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