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PlantFiles: Louisiana Iris
Iris 'Easter Tide'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Easter Tide
Hybridized by Arny; Year of Registration or Introduction: 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
Bronze-Green

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)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

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):
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Profile:

2 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral dmj1218 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 Margiempv 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 Joan 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 jm100013 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..

Regional...

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

Tucson, Arizona
Summerville, South Carolina
Houston, Texas



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