This is the tall, bearded Iris. She takes her name from her graceful falls. Her standards are upright and elegant. This is a rhizome as opposed to a bulb, that is to say that her roots are large and tuberous spreading out in all directions. She is generally divided every three to five years to contain her growth. It is not a good idea to plant the Iris near roses or any other plant whose water and food supply she might interfere with.
From mid-spring to early summer she blooms prolifically – each year producing more and more blooms. There is also a variety of Iris that re-blooms in fall. They will be marked accordingly. Her fragrance is warm and sensual. She comes in myriad colors and variations.