Iris Flower Type

Iris, which in Greek means rainbow gets its name from the Greek Goddess Iris, the goddess of the rainbow, who was a messenger on Mount Olympus. The Goddess Iris would carry messages from the "eye of heaven" to the earth by the arc of the rainbow. So the Iris also symbolizes the "eye of heaven." Which means that every time we carry an iris flower we carry a piece of heaven with us. The iris is the symbol of Idea and Message. The three leaves of the Iris flower are said to represent faith, wisdom, and valor. The Iris flower has three petals often called the "standards" and three outer petal-like sepals called the "falls". The Iris has been a symbol of royalty and divine protection for centuries throughout the world.

Iris Flower

Iris – Iris, or “rainbow” in Greek gets its name from the Greek Goddess Iris, the goddess of the rainbow. Hailed as the symbol of royalty and divine protection for centuries throughout the world, the three leaves of the Iris are said to represent faith, wisdom, and valor. We ship these sensitive flowers in tight bud form, which will open to full bloom in 1-2 days.

Iris Bouquet Expected Vase Life – 3 - 7 days.

Iris Meaning - "I have a message for you".

Iris Bouquet Care Tip – Be careful to NOT bump the tips of the irises.

Iris Bouquet Arranging Tip – Allow for space in arranging irises to open fully. Irises can be manually opened by peeling the sheath backwards approximately halfway down the bud, this pops the flower head open.

IMPORTANT TIP for Iris Flower Bouquet - Iris may arrive in your vase arrangement as tight buds. But they will open quickly and mature to open form usually within one or two days. Their vase life is wonderful, although short lived. Keep water levels in the vase full and bacteria free to optimize vase life.

Iris Flower History and Symbolism: The Greek word "Iris" means "rainbow" The iris flower got its name from the Greek goddess Iris, the goddess of the rainbow, who was a messenger on Mount Olympus. Iris would take messages from "the eye of Heaven" to earth by the arc of the rainbow. The word iris also means "eye of heaven" It was the name given to the goddess, this flower, and the center of your eye. The iris flower is the symbol of Idea and Message. Greek men would often plant an iris on the graves of their beloved women as a tribute to the goddess Iris, whose duty was to take the souls of women to the Elysian fields.

The Roman Catholic Church ascribed the lily as the special emblem of the Virgin Mary. Due to its three petals, the fleur-de-lis has also been used to represent the Holy Trinity. The three leaves of the iris flower represent faith, wisdom, and valor.  The iris has been a symbol of royalty and divine protection for centuries throughout the world. The Fleur-de-Lis, "a stylized Iris motif" has symbolized France since the 13th century. Traditionally, it has been used to represent French royalty and is said to signify perfection, light, and life. Iris is the National flower of France and has been used for the insignia and emblem of France.