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Iris fulva/Louisiana Iris

Iris fulva / Iris fulva
One of the parents to scores of introduced cultivars of Louisiana iris
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One of the parents to scores of introduced cultivars of Louisiana iris

This copper-colored iris once covered thousands of acres of land in South Louisiana especially east of New Orleans

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A mass planting

In native habitaT

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Scientific Name: Iris fulva
Common Name: Louisiana Iris
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Comments: Likes full sun light amd grows in water or wet areas. This species has rusty-red flowers and is found growing in the open and along ditches. The only Louisiana iris with reddish flowers and has been used extensively in iris breeding programs.