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Louisiana Iris

From the swamps in Louisiana, America comes this group of iris that consists of 5 different species (namely, Iris brevicaulis, Iris fulva, Iris giganticaerulea, Iris hexagona and Iris nelsonii). The following irises have derived from cross-breeding between the species. All suitable for waterlogged or moist soil conditions and does not like frost. NOT for Western Australia. Dispatch anytime of the year unless specified.

Planting instructions is available for download here. Don't forget to include fertiliser tablets in your plantings.


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Iris 'Clown About' (Louisiana Iris)

Iris 'Clown About' (Louisiana Iris)
(Morgan, 1991) An exceptionally beautiful variety with flowers yellow overlaid with red on the falls. Quite eye-catching. Another older variety from our collection of irises. Rare.
Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Frost Sensitive - may not survive in climate subjected to frost  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

AUD $35.00 each

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Iris 'Clyde Redmond' (Louisiana Iris)

Iris 'Clyde Redmond' (Louisiana Iris)
(Arny, 1970) Beautiful and eye-catching cornflower blue in blooms. Small yellow signals. A vigorous grower.
Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Frost Sensitive - may not survive in climate subjected to frost  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

AUD $12.50 each

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Iris 'Fait Accompli' (Louisiana Iris)

Iris 'Fait Accompli' (Louisiana Iris)
(Dunn, 1990) Beautiful rosy pink flowers with light veining. Interesting creamy green style arms at the centre.
Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Frost Sensitive - may not survive in climate subjected to frost  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

AUD $16.50 each

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Iris 'Full Eclipse' (Louisiana Iris)

Iris 'Full Eclipse' (Louisiana Iris)
(Hager, 1997) An iris with eye-catching near full dark violet flowers. Early blooming.
Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Frost Sensitive - may not survive in climate subjected to frost  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

AUD $16.50 each

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Iris 'Good Doctor' (Louisiana Iris)

Iris 'Good Doctor' (Louisiana Iris)
(Mertzweiller, 1990) Beautiful large pure white flowers with hint of fragrance. Veinings on the petal undersides.
Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Frost Sensitive - may not survive in climate subjected to frost  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

AUD $15.00 each

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Iris 'Margaret Hunter' (Louisiana Iris)

Iris 'Margaret Hunter' (Louisiana Iris)
(MacMillan, 1970) Beautiful large flat lavender to pale pink flowers lighter colour towards the centre. An interesting older hybrid. One the gardener who enjoys large flowers.
Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Frost Sensitive - may not survive in climate subjected to frost  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

AUD $12.50 each

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Iris 'Mrs. Ira Nelson' (Louisiana Iris)

Iris 'Mrs. Ira Nelson' (Louisiana Iris)
(Arny, 1969) Beautiful violet-lavender falls with paler standards. One for the collector.
Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Frost Sensitive - may not survive in climate subjected to frost  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

AUD $12.50 each

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Iris 'Pink Poetry' (Louisiana Iris)

Iris 'Pink Poetry' (Louisiana Iris)
(Rowlan, 1987) Beautiful flowers of interesting bright shell pink colour with yellow signals. The petals are slightly ruffled with near-white style arms. Rare.
Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Frost Sensitive - may not survive in climate subjected to frost  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

AUD $35.00 each

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Iris 'Southerner' (Louisiana Iris)

Iris 'Southerner' (Louisiana Iris)
(Ghio, 1981) Beautiful brick red over bright yellow base. A very eye-catching classic variety.
Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Frost Sensitive - may not survive in climate subjected to frost  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

AUD $20.00 each

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Iris 'Splitter Splatter' (Louisiana Iris)

Iris 'Splitter Splatter' (Louisiana Iris)
(Grieves, 2004) NEW! Very beautiful and unique cream-yellow flowers overlaid by irregular blotches of beetroot colour. No two flowers with the same pattern. An interesting hybrid from Western Australian iris hybridiser Don Grieves. Rare.
Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Frost Sensitive - may not survive in climate subjected to frost  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

AUD $25.00 each

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Iris fulva (Louisiana Iris Species)

Iris fulva (Louisiana Iris)
One of the species plants that Louisiana irises are bred from. Striking rusty bronze-red flowers. A collector's favourite.
Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Frost Sensitive - may not survive in climate subjected to frost  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

AUD $12.50 each

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Iris 'Ann Chowning' (Louisiana Iris)

Iris 'Ann Chowning' (Louisiana Iris)
(Chowning, 1977) Beautiful vivid reddish-orange flowers with deep golden yellow signals. Always in demand.
Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Frost Sensitive - may not survive in climate subjected to frost  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

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Iris 'Big Easy' (Louisiana Iris)

Iris 'Big Easy' (Louisiana Iris)
(Dunn, 1995) Beautiful bright fuchsia coloured flowers with large strong golden yellow signal.
Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Frost Sensitive - may not survive in climate subjected to frost  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

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Iris 'Broad Daylight' (Louisiana Iris)

Iris 'Broad Daylight' (Louisiana Iris)
(Dunn, 2002) NEW! Stunning very large rich yellow flowers with slightly ruffled edges. Gold signals and lighter yellow standards. One of the first to bloom in Spring and is a large growing cultivar. An exceptional non-fading yellow hybrid by the late Mary Dunn. Recent USA import. Rare. Limited numbers only.
Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Frost Sensitive - may not survive in climate subjected to frost  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

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Iris 'Colorific' (Louisiana Iris)

Iris 'Colorific' (Louisiana Iris)
(Mertzweiller, 1978) An old favourite. Beautiful flowers with white standards and lavender-pink falls.
Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Frost Sensitive - may not survive in climate subjected to frost  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

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Iris 'Dural White Butterfly' (Louisiana Iris)

Iris 'Dural White Butterfly' (Louisiana Iris)
(Taylor, 1990) Very attractive clear white flowers with ruffled falls. Great contrast against the green foliage. A very popular variety.
Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Frost Sensitive - may not survive in climate subjected to frost  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

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Iris 'Geisha Eyes' (Louisiana Iris)

Iris 'Geisha Eyes' (Louisiana Iris)
(Arny, 1987) A very attractive double rich blue flowers with very eye-catching and symmetric greenish-yellow signals on all 6 petals. Striking flowers from a distance. One of the more interesting hybrids by Charles Arny. Limited numbers only.
Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Frost Sensitive - may not survive in climate subjected to frost  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

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Iris 'Halls of Ivy' (Louisiana Iris)

Iris 'Halls of Ivy' (Louisiana Iris)
(Dunn, 2000) Interesting greenish yellow flowers with green stylearms. Lightly ruffled with overlapping petals and green signals. Tends to bloom between mid to later in the season. Another hybrid by the late Mary Dunn. Rare.
Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Frost Sensitive - may not survive in climate subjected to frost  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

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Iris 'Jeri' (Louisiana Iris)

Iris 'Jeri' (Louisiana Iris)
(Bertinot, 1984) Beautiful dark velvet grape violet flowers. A great stand out from the medium green leaves.
Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Frost Sensitive - may not survive in climate subjected to frost  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

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Iris 'Sawtooth' (Louisiana Iris)

Iris 'Sawtooth' (Louisiana Iris)
(Dunn, 2000) NEW! A very unusual variety with petals heavily serrated (or toothed). Light yellow-green falls. Rare.
Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Frost Sensitive - may not survive in climate subjected to frost  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

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Iris 'White Heaven' (Louisiana Iris)

Iris 'White Heaven' (Louisiana Iris)
(Tunney, J., 1983) Large beautiful broad white flowers with yellow signal. Eye-catching in mass plantings.
Tolerant of tropical climate  Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate  Frost Sensitive - may not survive in climate subjected to frost  Full Sun  Part Sun & Part Shade  Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens  Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams

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Code explanations:

Tolerant of cold temperate climate = Tolerant of cold temperate climate
Tolerant of tropical climate = Tolerant of tropical climate
Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate = Tolerant of temperate & sub-tropical climate
Frost Sensitive - may not survive in climate subjected to frost = Frost Sensitive - may not survive in climate subjected to frost
Full Shade or Indirect Sunlight = Full Shade or Indirect Sunlight
Full Sun = Full Sun
Part Sun & Part Shade = Part Sun & Part Shade
Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features = Small growing - Suitable for small size water gardens or tub style water features
Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens = Medium growing - Suitable for medium size water gardens
Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams = Large growing - Suitable for large size water gardens or naturalizing in dams
Great as cut flowers = Great as cut flowers
Native to Australia = Native to Australia