Louisiana Water Iris

Iris Louisiana hybrid
Latin Name: Iris Louisiana hybrid
Moisture/Zone: Zone 1 or 2
Flower Colour: Mixed
Growth Speed: Medium
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Colour: Green
Position: Full sun,part sun

The Louisiana irises are a group of irises which includes Iris fulva and Iris hexagona. The lovely flowers can be in purple, mauve, red, yellow, white or cream.  A delightful water iris, compact height 30 to 60 cm. They grow best in full sun, or with afternoon shade. In the pond plant in zone 1 or 2 up to 8 cm deep. Can be grown in moist soil conditions in the garden, use rich organic soil and fertilize in spring and summer. Keep submerged or protect with mulch in winter. Attractive to bees. Erect green foliage provides habitat for emerging dragonflies.