It is often best to match a plant with it's potential site. Generally rock garden plants are under 12 inches tall. For a list of Rock garden Irises click here. Many Irises are great for the large perennial border, click here. Some of the tiniest of Irises are great for growing in troughes, click here. Some challenging Irises might be best grown in the Alpine house, click here or in specialized sand beds, click here. But many Irises are very easy and require no more than ordinary garden conditions, click here for easy. Shade loving plants due do best in shade. Since most Iris favor sun it is easier to list those for shade. See Irises for shade. Iris are usually grown for their flowers but there are some that excel with variegated foliage or purple colored floliage. Certain Irises are great in ponds and water gardens. Feel free to add your pictures of Irises in these various types of gardens.
-- Main.RPries - 2010-05-13