Iris is a large and variable genus. You do not need to be a botanist to see that the little spring reticulata are very different to big bearded species. Iris occur in virtually every country of the northern hemisphere, and as Iris was the Greek goddess of the rainbow it gives you an idea of their colouring.
To make them easier to find and talk about, we have broken them into the groups of their natural affinities. Please don't be put off by the botanical group names.
For those more confident that they really do want to see them all, then the first heading, 'all Iris sections' is a listing of all of the species that we offer at this time of year.
Iris inhabit habitats from bogs to deserts, there is no one way to grow them. Cultural tips are given under each heading.