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PlantFiles: Louisiana Iris
Iris 'Venus Vortex'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Venus Vortex
Hybridized by Pryor; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1998

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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 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
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)
Purple
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Midseason (M)

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Smooth-Textured

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):
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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Margiempv On Apr 16, 2009, Margiempv from Oro Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

This is it's first year here for me. It's growing well and I expect it to be even better looking next spring.

Deep purple (RHS 77B), white spray pattern, rim and petal reverse; lime green signal radiating to white spray pattern; style arms pale lime green, white tips blushed purple; ruffled.
Parentage:Saturn Swirl X self.

Introduced: Iris Haven 1999/2000.

Regional...

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

Tucson, Arizona



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