Iris laevigata - a rhizomatous perennial to 70cm in height, with erect, sword-shaped leaves and rich purple flowers in summer 8-10cm in width, each fall with a narrow white flash at the base. Thrives at the margins of ponds or streams

Iris laevigata - a rhizomatous perennial to 70cm in height, with erect, sword-shaped leaves and rich purple flowers in summer 8-10cm in width, each fall with a narrow white flash at the base. Thrives at the margins of ponds or streams

Iris unguicularis - long strappy leaves with flowers hidden within. It is a vigorous evergreen rhizomatous perennial to 30cm in height, with copious dark green leaves and very fragrant, deep violet flowers 5-8cm in width, the falls marked with white and deep yellow at the base, in late winter

Iris unguicularis - long strappy leaves with flowers hidden within. It is a vigorous evergreen rhizomatous perennial to 30cm in height, with copious dark green leaves and very fragrant, deep violet flowers 5-8cm in width, the falls marked with white and deep yellow at the base, in late winter

Iris sibirica - a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial up to 1.2m tall, with narrow grassy foliage and branched stems bearing up to 5 violet-blue flowers 6-7cm wide in early summer, the falls veined purple on white at the base

Iris sibirica - a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial up to 1.2m tall, with narrow grassy foliage and branched stems bearing up to 5 violet-blue flowers 6-7cm wide in early summer, the falls veined purple on white at the base

Iris foetidissima - an evergreen perennial to 80cm, with glossy rich green leaves and small, yellow-tinged, dull purple flowers followed by large pods opening to show bright orange-red seeds, which persist into winter

Iris foetidissima - an evergreen perennial to 80cm, with glossy rich green leaves and small, yellow-tinged, dull purple flowers followed by large pods opening to show bright orange-red seeds, which persist into winter

Iris reticulata - a dwarf, bulbous perennial to 15cm in height, with narrow, stiffly erect leaves and fragrant, deep violet-purple flowers 8cm in width, each fall marked with a central yellow ridge

Iris reticulata - a dwarf, bulbous perennial to 15cm in height, with narrow, stiffly erect leaves and fragrant, deep violet-purple flowers 8cm in width, each fall marked with a central yellow ridge

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