Irises forum: Iris id

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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Jul 5, 2017 6:22 PM CST
Not being an iris guy, (too much shade) my neighbor has this spectacular iris...any ideas? It looks like a louisiana iris, which I'm pretty sure would not be in Z4b Thx
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Name: Bea Kimball
Little Rock, Arkansas; (Zone 7b)
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Buzzbea424
Jul 5, 2017 7:31 PM CST
It sure looks like a Louisiana Iris and a lovely one too. The American Iris Society states that Louisianas can grow even into Canada.


Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Jul 5, 2017 7:53 PM CST
Thanks!
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Name: Richard
Joshua Tree (Zone 9a)
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creativeclover
Jul 5, 2017 8:08 PM CST
Love the color of it.
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills - (Zone 8a)
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evelyninthegarden
Jul 5, 2017 8:48 PM CST
creativeclover said:Love the color of it.


I agree
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Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
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iciris
Jul 5, 2017 8:49 PM CST
Me too.
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Jul 6, 2017 11:38 AM CST
Beautiful iris but I bet it is a Japanese and not a LA. Something along the lines of this one, but there are many JI's without pictures in our database.

Do the leaves have a single ridge down the middle? JI's have that ridge, LA's don't.

Japanese iris do well in colder climates, and where well watered so your zone would be great for them.
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