Water Iris or Swamp Iris, for proper care Louisiana Iris requires a damp and slightly acidic soil. Louisiana Iris ‘Ann Chowning’ is one of the best known cultivars along with ‘sinfonietta’ and ‘colorific’.
This is an iris grow well in all states, and are also one of the few Iris to do well in warm humid conditions, so if you live in the sub tropics and you have a pond, Louisiana Iris are probably the ones for you. The variety in colors of these spectacular plants available for sale is enormous.
Louisiana Iris Care and growing conditions
They require an acidic soil and are best planted in a moist position which is the natural environment. Regarded as a water iris they work well next to ponds or any other damp area of the garden. Rhizomes need to be covered when planting
Louisiana Iris are a hardy perennial with evergreen sword-like green foliage, native to America producing beautiful flowers, the Louisiana Iris is one of the hardiest iris available and actually fairly easy to care for.
They prefer sun to partial shade and grow well in moist soil. Available in many shades, dark red, purple, yellow, pink and white. A huge selection are available from the nurseries listed below.
Ideal conditions for Louisiana Iris are in a pot 2/3 immersed in a pond.
Other Iris of interest
- Algerian Iris
- Siberian Iris
- Bearded Iris
- Dwarf Bearded Iris
- Dutch Iris
- Iris histriodes
- Iris pallida
- Iris pseudacorus
- Iris reticulata
- Japanese Roof Iris
- Pacific Coast Iris
- Spuria Iris
- Japanese Iris
- Species Iris
- Iris plants for sale
Louisiana Iris are available for sale from the following nurseries and growers
470 Monbulk-Silvan Road Monbulk VIC 3793
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RAINBOW DAYLILIES & IRISES Ph: (08) 97553006 – Mob: 0437206207
P.O. Box 504 DUNSBOROUGH W A 6281