Louisiana Iris are often thought of as a water iris, and although in the natural environment they do grow in damp areas, they are actually very versatile and do not need to grow in water.
In warmer climates with dry summers Louisiana Iris will require some supplementary water, however with well prepared soil this will be minimal in most areas.
They do prefer to grow in full sun when in moist conditions however part shade, or afternoon shade is also suitable. They do require a deep soil, and are best planted away from large shrubs and trees, the root systems are extensive and do not like competition.
Excellent when planted in the mixed perennial border.
Where to buyBearded Iris are available for sale from the following growers -
WHITE FLOWER FARM phone 1-800-503-9624
STOUT GARDENS - 405-642-4190
432 NE 70th St
Oaklahoma City, OK 73105
SCHRIENER'S IRIS GARDENS phone 800-525-2367
3625 Quanaby Road N.E
Salem OR, 97303 USA
PINE KNOT FARMS phone 434-252-0768
Rockchurch Road, Clarksville
Virginia 23927 USA