From : Whiteflowerfarm.com

21 March 2012

An award-winning Tall Bearded Iris with light blue ruffled petals that cascade like a waterfall. In the center of each petal is a “signal patch” of white, highlighting a white beard. ‘Victoria Falls’ produces three main branches and two spurs, which often produce up to 14 flowers. This lovely blue Iris may rebloom. Winner of the Dykes Medal in 1984.

Iris are among the best-known and best-loved garden plants. Say the word, Iris, and visions of brilliant June flowers come to mind. This huge genus contains upwards of 200 species, which range from timid and inconspicuous wildlings to the splendid and extravagant Tall Bearded Iris we offer in fall only. The chosen habitats of Iris range from standing water to formal borders, and there is scarcely a shade or combination of colors that can’t be found. Plenty of sun and well-drained soil with a pH near neutral are the primary requirements for their success.

There is a small but growing number of Bearded Iris that bloom gloriously in June, then flower again in late summer and into fall. They have no requirements beyond a light dose of fertilizer once the first bloom is complete and regular watering when things get hot and dry. This small effort is amply rewarded as the season draws to a close.