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PlantFiles: Louisiana Iris
Iris 'Frenchmen Street'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Frenchmen Street
Hybridized by O'Connor; Year of Registration or Introduction: 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

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

Awards: Honorable Mention 2007

Positive dmj1218 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.

Regional...

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

Oro Valley, Arizona
Houston, Texas



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