Louisiana Iris
Iris 'Cajun Sunrise'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Cajun Sunrise
Hybridized by Mertzweiller
Registered or introduced: 1992
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Class:

Louisiana (LA)

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 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:

Red

Red-Orange

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Early midseason (EM)

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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):

Honorable Mention

Award of Merit

Mary Swords DeBaillon Medal (LA)

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

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Tucson, Arizona

Stanford, California

Southold, New York

Raleigh, North Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Mar 15, 2006, Margiempv from Oro Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

I love the coloring on this Louisiana. The yellow sunburst makes the flower! Recommended!

S. red, narrow yellow edge; style arms intense yellow; F. red, yellow sunburst blending to red, narrow yellow edge, yellow line signal.

MacMillan yellow sdlg. X 60-87: (58-69: ((Bayou Sunset x Peggy Mac) x Upstart) x Belle Lou).,
Introduced by: Cordon Bleu 1993

Neutral

On Dec 30, 2005, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards: American Iris Society Honorable Mention 1996, Award of Merit 1998, Mary Swords DeBaillon Medal 2000

Positive

On Jun 19, 2003, jm100013 from Gray, LA wrote:

This Louisiana is eyecatching. When it blooms It stals the show. It is also grown all across the U.S.