Blood Red Iris

Kingdom Order Family Genus Species
Plantae Asparagales Iridaceae Iris Iris sanguinea
  • 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.

Blood Red Iris

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.

Blood Red Iris Flower

  • 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).

Blood Red Iris Purple Flower

Interesting Facts about Blood-Red Iris

Iris Sanguniea

  • 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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