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IRIS 'Abiqua Falls'
Abiqua Falls Bearded Iris, Bearded Iris
The large, ruffled, sky blue flowers of ‘Abiqua Falls’ rise above the perennial garden in late spring. The blooms are held atop tall stems, which emerge from fans of medium-green, sword-shaped leaves.
Bearded irises grow from slow-spreading bulbous rhizomes. Their large, dramatic flowers are comprised of six distinct petals. Three of these petals curve upwards, and are called standards, while the other three curve downwards, and are called falls. In addition, these iris have fuzzy pads at the base of the falls, called beards. The fragrant flowers are bee-pollinated and make pretty but short-lived cutflowers.
Bearded irises grow best in full sun to dappled shade and rich, well-drained soil. These tough and easy-to-grow perennials must be planted with the tops of their bulbous rhizomes exposed to the air. If they become too large or crowded, divide them in late summer. Iris are long-lived and will be a part of the garden for years. These dramatic irises deserve prominent placement in the sunny border.
9 - 1
3 - 9
1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
36"-40" / 91.4cm - 101.6cm
2'-3' / 0.6m - 0.9m
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Green, Yellow Green, Brown
Cutflower, Mixed Border
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