This beautiful blue bearded iris is rightly named, as it blooms with a bit of Victorian era flair. Each sky blue fall of the Victoria Falls is adorned with a small patch of white which highlights the white beards of these gorgeous flowers. And the best part of this particular iris? It re-blooms!
To get your re-blooming Bearded Iris to bloom again a couple steps are necessary. First, when the first set of flowers finishes in early summer, remove the flower stems. This will help store energy in the rhizome to produce more flowers. Second, be sure to fertilize after the first set of blooms, as re-blooming Bearded Iris need those extra nutrients to support the second set of blooms. Bearded Iris tolerate drought, however, re-blooming Bearded Iris will benefit from being kept consistently moist during the summer to help reserve energy for the second bloom period that happens later in the season.
Flower used for February Birthdays and 25th Wedding Anniversaries.
Also Symbolizes faith, hope & wisdom, eloquence and deep sentiment
When to plant Bearded Iris?
Bearded Iris rhizomes should be planted in late summer to early fall.
How to plant Bearded Iris rhizomes?
Plant Bearded Iris rhizomes 1-2" deep with part of the rhizome showing above ground level. The left-over foliage from the prior season that is attached to the rhizome will be showing above ground. Before winter arrives, the dry foliage will fade away.
Where to plant Bearded Iris?
Bearded Iris should be planted in full to part sun. Plant Bearded Iris in soil that drains well, as Bearded Iris do not like to sit in wet soil. Plant Bearded Iris towards the middle to back of the planting area with summer blooming plants in front that will cover the foliage once the Iris are finished blooming.
Bearded Iris after care
Approximately 6 weeks after the iris are finished blooming cut the leaves back to 6" from the ground. In fall clean up debris around the iris to prevent disease and insects for the next season.
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