Irises are a beautiful addition to any landscape.
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With so many different species, there are just as many descriptions. Tall bearded irises grow from 27 to 41 inches high and are the most popular among gardeners. These flower petals curl downward, looking like a beard.
Iris in Greek mythology is the Goddess of the Rainbow. It is a symbol of royal families and one of the earliest known artworks, found in the palace of King Minos on the island of Crete, dating back to 2100 B.C.
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T.M. Samuels has been a freelance writer since 1993. She has published works in "Arthritis Today," "Alabama Living" and "Mature Years," and is the author of a gardening book. Samuels studied pre-medicine at Berry College.