Louisiana Iris (Iris 'Contrast') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Mary DeBaillon/Caroline Dormon
Year Of Registration: 1943
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1943
Classification: Louisiana

General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Perennial
Flowers: Showy
Parentage: Collected in wild by Mr. Bruce, New Orleans, LA
Child plants: 4 child plants

Japanese IrisesJapanese Irises
April 14, 2013

The cultivation of Iris ensata was first noted in literature more than five hundred years ago in Japan. Native to eastern China, Siberia, Korea, and throughout Japan, they are found growing in damp areas near streams, ponds, lakes, and marshes. The selective breeding of the species that commenced in the 1800s produced the foundation of the modern Japanese iris. Colors and color patterns have been greatly enhanced over the years.

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