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Enjoying Purple Irises in Your Garden - A Gallery

Updated on November 25, 2011
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Purple Irises - A Favorite to Grow

Purple irises have so much beauty, and there are so many varieties of purples to choose from. From deep royal purples to lavenders, to magenta ones, you could never tire of the purple irises out there. This is what I learned after growing my purple irises, that really are more of a periwinkle blue when I think about it.

So for iris collectors and gardeners everywhere, there is a purple out there that is for you. Even if your favorite colored iris is say yellow or apricot colored, then purples and blues will come in handy so that your favorite ones will "pop" with color all the more.

Photos of Purple Iris

Photo 1 - A deep and elegant "royal" purple, as I call it. I love the little "beard" that we see on the petals there too, along with the waves on the petals. This is one of the beautiful bearded iris, and I have written about those before. Simply put, they are about my favorite kind of iris. Their beauty is hard to beat.

Photo 2 - This gorgeous, dark purple iris has the sun shining through it so you can see the richness of the color it has. Its so pretty, is all I can say really. Do notice the golden "beard" on this bearded iris. That adds just a perfect amount of contrast, not that this beauty needed any help.

Photo 3 - I love seeing others enjoy the gardens too. In this particular photo there are many purple and lavender iris growing all together. So I liked the examples of how they were shown together.

Photo 4 - Now this iris is of a different kind, and is a Siberian Iris I believe. The intricate designs seem to take it a step further than some of the Siberian iris that I am familiar with, however. It has even more beauty, if that were possible. The delicate design and patterns are just gorgeous. Walking through the garden, I nearly missed this altogether. I happened to look over my shoulder and had to back track to go back and see this one. So glad I did. These can be found in Chinese and Japanese Gardens especially, I have noticed. They grow great anywhere however, or just about anywhere, especially once established.

Photo 5 - This beautiful iris has a bit more pink in its coloring. I find it to be absolutely gorgeous. Its to the point, I wouldn't mind having an all purple iris garden of all the different shades and hues that they come in. Each one seems to be more beautiful than the next. So you know they would compliment each other, or that is my opinion anyway.

Photo 6 - Purple Iris with creamy colors, and some blues or periwinkles. I absolutely love them all together.

Photo 7 - - More rich purple iris colors here, with a bit of warmth added to the purple as compared with say, photo 1. Nature comes up with some amazing things!

Photos 8 & 9 - More purples here, along with some other multi-colored purples that compliment each other. The last photo, photo 9 has almost an iridescence in part, on part of the petals. Its hard to describe it, and hopefully you can see it there. The more light on it the more you can usually see. Its as if a bit of "warmth" of color, if that were possible were tossed in the mix. This would have been the result, and its so beautiful to me.

** I think the thing I love most about bearded irises is that they are just such majestic, beautiful flowers that make a huge statement in the garden. Their flowing, gorgeous petals seem to be like a wave on the sea. I have a neighbor that grows a variety of colors every year. I literally love driving by when they are in bloom, they are heavenly to behold.

Photo 4 - I took this picture of Siberian Iris in a Chinese Garden.  These are very different from the Bearded Iris, but still so very beautiful.
Photo 4 - I took this picture of Siberian Iris in a Chinese Garden. These are very different from the Bearded Iris, but still so very beautiful. | Source
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Mulitple Varieties of Purple Irises Growing Together

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Poll

Have you ever grown any shade of purple iris in your garden? (Whether or not you planted it, has any ever grown where you have lived?)

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    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR

      Paula 

      6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Gmagoldie, thank you! I agree, a lot of reward for little effort. I do hope you return more, I am not done yet with my flowers! Thanks for the visit and comment.

      Cresentmoon, thank you! I hope sometime you will plant them, they hardly need planting, they are so easy. They don't like to be deep, the ones I have planted, anyway.

      Mary, thank you!

      Katrinasui, thank you so much, I really appreciate that!

      Simone, Aww, thanks so much! I like that idea that you have there, hmmm. I will have to consider it, but as of yet, no I do not. Thanks for stopping by, it makes my day that you like the collections. More to come too, not done yet by any means.

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      Simone Haruko Smith 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      I love these themed collections, oceansnsunets! They're so charming, and they'd look great framed and grouped! Do you have these photos all over your walls at home?

    • katrinasui profile image

      katrinasui 

      6 years ago

      I would like to grow purple irises in my garden. The pictures you shared in this hub are awesome.

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      Mary Hyatt 

      6 years ago from Florida

      Another enjoyable garden tour from you! I grew these in Ga. but they won't grow in S. Fl. probably too hot for them. They are absolutely beautiful. Thanks for another garden tour!

    • Cresentmoon2007 profile image

      Cresentmoon2007 

      6 years ago from Caledonia, MI

      I am afraid I never planted purple Irises. But they are indeed a beautiful flower and this hub is great. Voted up.

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      Kelly Kline Burnett 

      6 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      Love this flower! Reminds me of my maternal Grandmother - Goldie. She had the old fashion iris - purple and yellow. Purple is so vibrant.

      Absolutely beautiful! Voted up and beautiful. Beautiful photos and very well done. The Siberian Iris I love too!

      Iris are like day lilies they multiply and return allot for the time and effort.

      I look forward to reading more - love flowers. Thank you for brightening my day.

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