Bearded Iris Small Journal
The following description appears on the inside cover of your small journal.
The bearded iris is one of the oldest cultivated flowers with carvings of this hardy perennial found in Egyptian temples dating back to 1500 BC. Highly valued for its medicinal properties as well as its beauty, the flower could be found from Western Europe to Nepal.
In the 1800’s, breeders in France increased the popularity of the bearded iris by developing new varieties, and by the 1920’s it was ranked as one of the top 3 perennials in American gardens.
Iris is the Greek word for “rainbow”, which is a fitting name since the flower comes in a variety of colors including blue, purple, white, yellow, pink, orange, brown, red and black. In the Victorian language of the flower the iris symbolizes “eloquence”.