Louisiana Iris
Iris 'Ann Chowning'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Ann Chowning
Hybridized by Chowning
Registered or introduced: 1976
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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 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:

Red

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Early (E)

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

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Regional

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

Tucson, Arizona

Inverness, Florida

Keystone Heights, Florida

Lula, Georgia

Florence, Mississippi

Robertsville, Missouri

Wake Forest, North Carolina

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Elizabethton, Tennessee

Shepherd, Texas

Portsmouth, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Oct 8, 2006, Margiempv from Oro Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

Lovely.................eye catching, and it's a great grower! It has a lot going for it. Recommended!

Positive

On Apr 26, 2005, QueenB from Shepherd, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

I absolutely love this! It's a real eyecatcher with it's deep red petals and bright yellow spots. The flowers are bourne on tall, strong stalks with multiple buds.