Louisiana irises

Botanical Name: Louisiana irises

Common Name(s): Water iris, flag iris

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Description:

Louisiana irises grow throughout South Africa, but do best in Summer rainfall regions. They like to stand in water, can be grown in flowerbeds with a good mulch and plenty of water to keep their roots moist. Unlike bearded irises, their rhizomes must be covered by at least 300mm of soil. They are Winter growing and Spring flowering, with peak flowering time in October.

Family: Iridaceae

Botanical Pronunciation: EYE-riss FULL-vuh

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Drought Tolerance
High
Flowers

August
September
October

Description:
This irises comes in a variety of colours and is Spring flowering plants, with peak flowering time in October.


Foliage

Description: This plant has green, sword-like foliage.

Louisiana Iris foliage

Growth Rate
Slow
Maintenance

It needs plenty of water to keep their roots moist and their rhizomes must be covered by at least 300mm of soil.

Planting Instructions

This plant does best in Summer rainfall regions. Plant with at least 5cm of soil, covering the rhizomes, and at least 10cm of mulch over the soil. Plant 75cm apart.

Soil Conditions

Plant in evenly moist but well-drained soil. 


Uses in landscape design

The foliage makes an excellent landscaping accent plant. Can be used in garden beds, bog gardens or in a water feature.

 


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