Louisiana Iris Information – How To Grow A Louisiana Iris Plant

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Louisiana Iris Information – How To Grow A Louisiana Iris Plant

By Bonnie L. Grant Louisiana iris has one of the most diverse range of colors of any iris plant. It is a wild plant that occurs in Louisiana, Florida, Arkansas, and Mississippi. As garden plants, these jewel toned beauties thrive down to United States Department of Agriculture zone 6. Healthy rhizomes are the key to growing Louisiana irises, as is moist soil. There are five separate species of this distinctive iris. Read on for some important Louisiana iris information, including growing, site and care. Louisiana Iris Information The name “iris” is derived from the Greek word for rainbow, which is especially applicable with Louisiana iris plants. They come in a host of colors, primarily due to their ability to inbreed amongst the five separate species – Iris fulva, I. brevicaulis, I. nelsonii, I. hexagona, and I. giganticaerulea. In south Louisiana, all of these species occur amongst each other and freely

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