It is French royalty that claimed
the iris to be their national symbol
of elegance, refinement and opulence.
The iris is the official fleur-de-lis
and symbol of the French monarchy,
as well as numerous coats-of-arms
for cities, countries and organizations.
After all, the iris is one magnificent flower
that stands above all others
at this time of year.
Their blooms cover a range of colors
and combinations thanks to iris breeders
and cross hybridization.
The fleur-de-lis est magnifique!