Nearly all of the flowering plants in our yard came from my mother-in-law or were already here when we bought the house. This list includes strawberries, irises, day lilies, daffodils, and some spider lilies. When things are free--I don't complain about the colors.
I do, however, complain about this particular iris. When the horticulturist made this did he or she think: Oh, let's make an iris that is brown. People will love that it looks like it is a spent bloom even though it has just gotten to full flower. Oh, they'll flock to the nursery. It will be a mad rush.
Update: Genevieve asked if this was a hybrid somehow achieved by some overactive bees or whatever pollenates bearded irises. I don't think so, but as I have the opposite iris in my garden as well (although this is at least a 200 feet from the ugly thing above), it is possible.
Still, take a look at this site, and I think you'll agree that there are all kinds of irises out there. I think plenty of these for sale are not pleasing to the eye.
And, Molly, Iris is an okay name for a girl.