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PlantFiles: Louisiana Iris
Iris 'Little Rock Skies'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Little Rock Skies
Hybridized by Chowning; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1978

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Class:
Louisiana (LA)

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)
Medium Blue

Bloom Time:
Late Midseason (MLa)

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Awards (if applicable):
Unknown - Tell us

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By Margiempv
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Profile:

No positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral Joan On Nov 19, 2006, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards: Honorable Mention 1982

Neutral Margiempv On Apr 10, 2006, Margiempv from Oro Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

Light blue-green (RHS 121C) with fine gold line signal.

From unnumbered sdlgs. of mixed I. foliosa and I. hexagona with some I. nelsonii,

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Oro Valley, Arizona
Mandeville, Louisiana



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