Monday, May 24, 2010

Hell's Fire Iris



(This picture can be enlarged by clicking on it.)

I don't know how some of these plants get their names. This pretty iris is called Hell's Fire. In spite of the connotations of the name, we enjoying its blooms in our yard. Since this is a re-blooming iris, we hope to enjoy it again this fall.

16 comments:

Ginny said...

What a deep, interesting color. I,too, can't see where it got it's name!! Perhaps I'll do a little Googling later today.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Hell's Fire - Interesting to know how it got its name.

Busy Bee Suz said...

What a wonderful shade of purple.

KathyA said...

One would think with the name that the colors would be red and orange? Interesting that it blooms again.

rainfield61 said...

Now I know how the fire in the Hell is.

Happyone :-) said...

Interesting name. It sure is a beauty.

Sandra said...

Hells Fire! it makes no sense why they names a beautiful flower that but this is a wonderful photo of it. hope it returns next year

EG Wow said...

It does seem a strange name for such a lovely blossom! (Hmmm. I wonder who has seen Hell's fire to know whether the colour matches or not. LOL)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

This is such a beautiful flower,but why a name like that? Oh well,it's only a name and the flower is still lovely.Thanks for sharing this one.
Blessings,Ruth

Cheryl said...

For such a gorgeous flower it does indeed have a strange name! No matter what its called its beautiful.

Janie said...

I like the imaginative names almost as much as the flowers. This one is a beauty.

Ann said...

This must be the season for irises in the Northern hemisphere. Yours is so beautiful.

Regina said...

Delightful!

Craver Vii said...

This particular flower goes rather nice on a brimstone path. ;-)

A Lady's Life said...

WOW! Where do you find such beauties!!! :)

Hilda said...

The daughter of two scientists in me thinks it has to do with its violet color. You know how blue flame is hotter than yellow & orange flame? Violet should be hotter than blue — it's the last color in a rainbow. But I'm just guessing. Despite the name, however, I love its rich, dark color!