Known as the flower of the Rainbow Goddess, irises bloom in almost every colour and during much of the year.
rises grow around the world in many climates and soils and need only basic care. Many species and varieties thrive in the Pacific Northwest.
In January and March, dwarf bulbous irises display delightful blooms on short stalks. Dwarf bearded irises appear in March and April. From April to early June intermediate and miniature, tall bearded irises rise knee high. Bright large blooms of tall bearded irises show off in May and June. Clumps of Siberian irises flower from late May to June. Tall stalks of spuria iris dominate in mid to late June and Japanese irises appear in July. Pacific Coast hybrids of native iris species display numerous bright flowers in early summer.
Consider growing irises in your garden. Many are well-suited for our changing climate.
Volunteers from the BC Iris Society design, plant and maintain this garden.