Irises are among the most popular garden perennials; and the wild irises—commonly called Blue Flag—are no less beautiful; even a touch more elegant, to my way of thinking, with their clean lines and lack of over-bred frills and beards.
There is some debate whether it was the iris or the lily that was stylized to create the fleur-de-lis, the symbol of the French monarchy for over six hundred years. Stories favor the iris, while lis is French for lily. However, former French colony Quebec has named Blue Flag as their floral emblem, and Louisiana—also originally a French colony—has adopted the wild Louisiana Iris as their state wildflower. And both include the fleur-de-lis among their symbols, so I’d favor the iris.
Giclée prints are printed on archival cotton rag. Inks are water based and free of Nickel, PFOS, PFOA and VOC’s, which are harmful to the environment and cause degradation of prints.
Prints are all matted; an 8×10 print comes in a mat to fit an 11×14 frame, an 11×14 matted print fits a 16×20 frame.
212 Blue Flag
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