The Iris flower has long been appreciated for its exotic and delicate bloom. So beautiful that it has graced several pieces of Vincent Van Gogh’s artwork, the Iris is named after the Greek goddess for the Messenger of Love. The word “iris” means rainbow, and while it is best know for the lovely shades of blue and purple in which it comes, it is also available in white, peach, yellow, pink, red, brown, and many other colors of the rainbow. The varied colors of the iris mean different sentiments: yellow means passion, white means purity, blue means hope, and purple means wisdom. The iris is the official state flower of Tennessee and is the birth flower for the month of February. Here are a few of our favorite iris bouquets:
This pretty bouquet features a fun mix of purple iris flowers and yellow roses, arranged in a clear vase. This is a perfect option for friends, with yellow roses being the symbol of friendship. The yellow roses also make the yellow in the iris flowers pop, and creates a stunning contrast.
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If you are looking for an iris bouquet that offers a sense of whimsy and romance, this gorgeous bouquet is bursting with a dark blue iris, deep purple tulips and splashes of lavender daisies. It is an eyeful of color and just begs to be front and center. Whether it is used as a centerpiece, graces a work desk, or decorates a bedside table, this bouquet is the perfect match to anyone who loves purple, or favors strongly feminine flowers.
This stunning bouquet is the picture of elegance and grace. A decorative bubble vase is brimming over with rich purple iris, white daisies, Queen Anne’s Lace and soft yellow roses. This is truly a magnificent bouquet that allows the purple of the iris to command, with the contrast of the soft colors of the daisies and roses softening the look. This would be a perfect entrance bouquet, greeting those entering a church, office space or even home, with a stately beauty.
While the iris flower has long been popular, it remains a flower that still looks fresh and vibrant, no matter who is on the receiving end!