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Louisiana Iris
Iris 'Frenchmen Street'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Frenchmen Street
Hybridized by O'Connor
Registered or introduced: 2002
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Class:

Louisiana (LA)

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Orange

Pale Yellow

Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:

Midseason (M)

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

Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

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):

Honorable Mention

Regional

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

Tucson, Arizona

Houston, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Jul 30, 2007, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards: Honorable Mention 2007

Positive

On Jul 25, 2006, dmj1218 from west Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Light buff-orange self; orange spear signal outlined in salmon with a streak extending to tip of falls; robust plant with large rhizomes and thick stalks which sometimes produce offsets like daylillies; height 38"; early season blooms; introduced in 2004.

One of my all-time favorite LA Iris--its like warm butterscotch candy. Not yellow and not orange--a really beautiful golden color.