The name 'iris' comes from the Greek word for 'rainbow', which is completely apt when you consider the dizzying range of colours they come in! Bright, showy and audacious, the iris is a plant that refuses to be ignored. Bouquets of irises are always exciting to send, and a joy to receive!
Iris flowers generally come from the Northern temperate zones – the continents of Europe, the Middle East, Northern Africa and North America. They're one of those plants that make you glad that horticulture came about, just so that we could get these fun and exciting flowers!
If you're an ardent mythology buff, you may already be aware that iris flowers derive their name from the ancient Greek goddess Iris. Some depictions of Iris even involve multi-coloured flowers being incorporated into parts of her robe and dress. This inspired a practice whereby Ancient Greeks placing purple iris flowers on women's graves with the idea that this would attract the attention of the goddess Iris who would lead their dearly departed to heaven.
There are many different symbolical meanings associated with irises when it comes to the language of flowers. These include purity, innocence, wisdom, hope, passion and faith. Different colours can represent different meanings; for example, purple irises are said to symbolise royalty.
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