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PlantFiles: Louisiana Iris
Iris 'Cajun Sunrise'

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

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Profile:

2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Margiempv 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 Joan 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 jm100013 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.

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



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