Iris lutescens, the Crimean iris, is a rhizomatous flowering plant in the genus Iris. It is native to North East Spain, Southern France and Italy. It grows up to 30 cm tall, with broad leaves, producing yellow or violet flowers in spring.
The tall, beautiful iris, named after the Greek goddess who rode rainbows, comes in many magical colors. Despite its divine origins, this June bloomer is rugged, reliable, and easy to grow. There are some 300 species in the genus Iris. Iris lutescens is a spreading rhizomatous perennial to 30cm tall, with erect, sword-shaped leaves and yellow, white, blue or purple flowers 7cm wide in early spring, the standards larger than the yellow-bearded falls.