Louisiana iris

Iris fulva

Photo/Illustration: 
Alan Franz
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Louisiana iris (Iris fulva)
EYE-riss FULL-vah
Genus:  Iris
This beardless, crestless iris produces blooms in midspring that are the color of terra cotta. Quick growing, with long, swordlike foliage, this plant attracts butterflies and hummingbirds, and works well in beds and borders.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Originally native to bogs, but will grow in any garden when planted near water.
Care:  Prefers very moist soil, even water gardens, ponds, streams, or bogs, but can be grown in average garden soil.
Propagation:  Division.
Problems:  No serious insect or disease problems.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium to Wet
Characteristics
Attracts Butterflies,
Attracts Hummingbirds
Bloom Time
Early Spring,
Late Spring,
Spring
Flower Color
Salmon,
Red
Style
Water Garden,
Beds and Borders
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Perennials

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