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PlantFiles: Louisiana Iris
Iris 'Ann Chowning'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Ann Chowning
Hybridized by Chowning; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1976

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Louisiana (LA)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Early (E)


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

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Margiempv 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 QueenB 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.


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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