Louisiana Iris
Iris 'Easter Tide'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Easter Tide
Hybridized by Arny
Registered or introduced: 1979
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Class:

Louisiana (LA)

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 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:

Pale Yellow

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Midseason (M)

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

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

Foliage Color:

Bronze-Green

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:

Tucson, Arizona

Summerville, South Carolina

Houston, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Apr 7, 2008, dmj1218 from west Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

One of the last to bloom down here every year--and definitely not a vigorous LA compared to lots of others.

Positive

On Mar 18, 2006, Margiempv from Oro Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

I'm so thrilled to now own this plant. It's lovely, graceful, and easy to grow.

S. lavender-blue; F. light yellow; deep orange-yellow irregular-shaped signal; broad lavender-pink stylearms.

This has REBLOOMED for me - Fall 2006. Now I like it even more!

Neutral

On Dec 22, 2005, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards: American Iris Society Honorable Mention '81, Award of Merit '83, Mary Swords Debaillon Award '93

Positive

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

Easter Tide is a very good garden iris. It has strong stalks with good bud count It has a unique combination of colors..