Louisiana Iris
Iris 'Swirling Waters'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Swirling Waters
Hybridized by H. Pryor
Registered or introduced: 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):

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Regional

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

Southold, New York

Gardeners' Notes:

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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.