Tall bearded iris - Afternoon in Rio

Late in the bloom season these compact 3 x 5 flowers unfold an original blending of subdued hues. The standards are colored a receding violet-purple. The falls echo.

TB Iris 'Fiery Temper' (Keith Keppel, 2001)

TB Iris 'Fiery Temper' (Keith Keppel, This is such a gorgeous iris--or "flag," as the oldtimers called them.

Photo of Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Romantic Gentleman') uploaded by ARUBA1334

Photo of Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Romantic Gentleman'). Photo Location: Iowa on

English Charm Reblooming German Iris- what beautiful colors!

English Charm Reblooming German Iris == Magnificent Colour and Frills, edged in white. So Delicate and lovely.

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~~ Blue Flag ~ Iris by Robert Bales~~ Iris (old-fashioned names were 'flag' or 'sword lily'): the deep-blue color symbolizes Mary's fidelity, and the blade-shaped foliage denotes the sorrows which "pierce her heart.