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PlantFiles: Louisiana Iris
Iris 'Swirling Waters'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Swirling Waters
Hybridized by H. Pryor; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2001

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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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Blue-Violet

Bloom Time:
Early midseason (EM)
Reblooming (Re)

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):
Unknown - Tell us

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive BlissfulGarden On Apr 24, 2009, BlissfulGarden from Baton Rouge, LA wrote:

A Heather Pryor introduction 43" E-M --

One vendor notes that 'Swirling Waters' has been a regular autumn/winter re-bloomer in Australia for the last eight years!

Heavily ruffled, deep blue-violet self. Standards have a fine yellow line signal, and the falls have a yellow signal. Style arms are green with violet tips. Re-blooming season flowers are usually mid blue (not as deep in color as the spring flowers). Forms a clump quickly.

Regional...

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

Southold, New York



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