Louisiana Iris

The Louisiana Iris (like Sinfonietta pictured left) is a native to the southeastern United States. Aptly named for its region of origin, this species grows in the swamps, along riversides, and damp hillsides. Garden cultivation and hybridizing of the Louisiana Iris has brought us a vast array of colors and flower forms.

Louisiana Iris grow well in much of the world, proving highly adaptable as to climates, soils, and cultural practices. Despite the common perception that Louisiana Iris must be grown in bogs or water gardens, they will tolerate a wide range of moisture conditions. While they will usually survive a periodic drying out, they will not prosper nor bloom well if grown with less than an inch of water per week during the growing season. Here is a link to an interesting article from the blog "World of Irises" about growing Louisiana Iris successfully in northern states.

Here we provide a further guidelines on growing and caring for your Louisiana Iris.