Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: John Kunkel Small
Year Of Registration: 1929
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1929
Classification: Louisiana

General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Perennial
Flowers: Showy

Common names
  • Louisiana Iris
  • Iris

  • Posted by scvirginia (Charleston, SC - Zone 9a) on Jun 25, 2020 7:02 PM concerning plant:
    Description from the 1933 catalog, Royal Iris Gardens (J. C. Nicholls, Jr., Camillus, NY), p.72:
    CHRYSOPHOENICIA. 3—4 ft. Brilliant blue purple flowers with a broad golden signal patch. Large flowers of fine color.
  • Posted by KentPfeiffer (Southeast Nebraska - Zone 5b) on Nov 16, 2015 12:25 PM concerning plant:
    Originally described as a distinct species, now classified as a cultivar of Louisiana Iris.

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