The iris is France's national flower. In the United States, it is the birth flower for February, the flower for the 25th wedding anniversary and the state flower for Tennessee.
The iris flower was named for the Greek goddess Iris. The iris means different things to different people and cultures. Some of its most common meanings are: Royalty – Faith – Wisdom – Hope – Valor.
Iris Flower Color Meanings:
While any iris symbolizes royalty, wisdom and valor, the color of the bloom also affects the message the flower carries.
+ Purple – The traditional meaning of purple irises is royalty, but that isn’t its only meaning. Purple can also represent wisdom, respect and compliments.
+ Blue – Blue irises are symbolic of hope and faith.
+ Yellow – Yellow irises symbolize passion.
+ White – White irises expresses purity and innocence.