These water loving irises originate from the swamps of Louisiana in the USA. They provide a spectacular display when grown at the water’s edge or when grown in pots placed in garden ponds. Louisianas also grow well as garden perennials as long as they are planted in acid soil and given plenty of water. These iris which are available in a wide colour range, grow well in full sun or partial shade. For the best performance plant in heavily composted, well prepared soil, mulched and fed with well composted animal manure.

Louisiana iris are evergreen, can be moved at any time, are easy to grow and will increase quickly in ideal conditions. Plant rhizomes 5cm (2’) below the surface of the soil and about 1metre apart. They will not tolerate lime. Louisiana Irises are the ideal choice for warmer climates.

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