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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jul 17, 2015 5:42 PM CST
Both Louisiana and Japanese iris love lots of water. Louisiana iris grow in bogs here in full on sun, they love it that much.
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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Jul 17, 2015 6:38 PM CST
Good to know they like lots of water.
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Name: Leslie
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Lestv
Jul 17, 2015 6:59 PM CST
Yes they do. They need to be fertilized because of that. The pine straw, or a mulch, will help keep the moisture in the soil for you. Give them at least 6 hours of full sun. Since you are in SC, I would say that some afternoon shade would be good since the heat in summer is rough on them (I am in NC and share that problem).
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Leftwood
Jul 17, 2015 7:45 PM CST
The very strong central keel in each leaf should help narrow it down. Am I remembering right that Louisiana irises have several ribs, and not one strong central rib?
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Frillylily
Jul 17, 2015 10:53 PM CST
Lack of sun will definitely keep them from blooming. Iris love sun.
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Xeramtheum
Jul 18, 2015 6:53 AM CST
Thanks to everyone for the useful information! I've never grown iris before and certainly need to learn about them!
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Name: Sheridragonfly/Sheri
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Sheridragonfly
Jul 18, 2015 3:09 PM CST
I think they are iris also, maybe siberian..

I would sprinkle bonemeal around them
the last week of February...and mist it in
and also at the same time sprinkle
some granular 8 8 8 fertilizer out from the base
of the plant..say one teaspoon per
plant? mist that in too..

be careful not to scratch the root system
up but if you do just put the roots back
under the soil and re wet..

They like morning sun not hot afternoon sun

and do not mulch near the center part of the plant or they may rot.

I am in zone 8 so similiar to where you are..
Hope this helps..

They like water when the soil is dry one inch down
I test that with my scoop and a finger..to measure..

Good luck
Sheri/sheridragonfly

Charlene
Jul 18, 2015 4:20 PM CST
Xeramtheum said:I have a number of these in the front bed of my new house. I was thinking they might be gladiolus but they don't have corms. Anyone know what they are?

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Thanks!



I planted red hot pokers this spring. These look just like them. Smiling

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