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Iris x louisiana

Iris x louisiana
Louisiana iris
Iris x louisiana
Partially opened, in the shape of a tricorne hat

Common name Louisiana iris
Family iridaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers various
Size 3'
Light sun
Cultural notes prefers moist soil

Louisiana iris refers to a group of related species and hybrids native to the southeastern U.S. Their flowers are beardless, and come in a wide range of colors and color combinations. These species are more suitable for growing in our current Houston climate than many of the iris species we grew in Pennsylvania. Their native habitat features rich, moist soils, and they are well adjusted to hot and humid conditions. The plants may go dormant in the heat of summer, especially if they are grown in soils on the drier side. Our first foray into the wide world of Louisianas comes in the form of an unnamed cultivar from a discount nursery, identified only as "deep purple, yellow center" - and sure enough, at least the colors were correctly identified. They were later joined by several blue-flowered plants generously donated by a gardening neighbor, which bloom a few weeks earlier

In our garden, this plant grows in the following areas: back fence border, right fence border, waterfall pondside, foundation border

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