- Plant Type: Perennial bulb, deciduous.
- Common Names: Japanese Iris, Siberian Iris, Blood-Red Iris.
- Color: Blue, Purple, White, Lavender.
- Flower Size: 1 to 3 inches.
- Flowering Season: Spring, Summer.
- Places in Japan with Blood-Red Iris: mostly in river linings of Japan Regions; Hokkaido and Kyushu.
Iris sanguinea is a rhizomatousWhat is rhizomatous?Bearing rhizomes. Rhizome is an underground stem, with nodes and short to elongate internodes. Japanese angiosperm that can grow to a height of 0.5 to 1 meter and a spread of 0.1 to 0.5 meters.
- The ribbed, grasslike leaves of the Iris sanguinea are linear and deciduous, with measurements of more than 6 inches in length and less than 1 inch in width.
- The stems of Iris sanguinea are unbranched. It measures between 12 and 35.5 inches in length. There are 2-3 flowers per stem during summer.
- The flowers of the Iris sanguinea are made up of outer petals (3 large sepals) and the standards (3 inner, smaller petals).
Interesting Facts about Blood-Red Iris
- The Iris flower signifies wisdom, hope, trust, and courage.
- The fleur-de-lis, a decorative symbol by the French royalty, was inspired by the Iris flower. It is believed that the three petals of the flower represent nobility, clergy, and peasants.
- The Iris flower is considered the flower for the 25th wedding anniversary.
- Iris has been the subject of many artists. The Irises work of Van Gogh captures the flower’s unique twisting and curving lines by carefully studying the flower.
- The Latin “sanguinea” means blood. This refers to the color of the iris’s spathe valves, which is red-purple. The beauty of this species made it gain the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit.
Suggested Reading: List of Common Flowers
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