March 19, 1999

Groundcovers for Shade

Irises for the Home Landscape

There are more than 200 species of Iris. Most irises grow from thick, underground stems or rhizomes. A few species are bulbous. An iris flower typically consists of 6 segments. The 3 inner segments, which are generally upright, are referred to as standards. The drooping, outer 3 segments are known as falls.