Louisiana Iris
Iris 'Geisha Eyes'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Geisha Eyes
Hybridized by Amy
Registered or introduced: 1987
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Class:

Louisiana (LA)

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 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:

Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

Blue-Violet

Bloom Time:

Midseason (M)

Late Midseason (MLa)

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Blue-Green

Bronze-Green

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

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

Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens

Flowers are good for cutting

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):

Honorable Mention

Award of Merit

Regional

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

Tucson, Arizona

Okatie, South Carolina

Houston, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

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

This LA iris is stunning. A super grower and easy to care for. Grows in the pond, or in pots, and even in the ground if given ample water Recommended!!

Positive

On Jun 18, 2003, jm100013 from Gray, LA wrote:

Geisha Eyes does fine in Louisiana. In the south it needs to be mulched in the summer to prevent sun scald of the rhizome. In the cooler climates mulching in the winter is recommened. Louisianas are heavy feeders. they should be given a balanced 20-20-20 in early spring and feed through the growong season. In warmer climates they may go dorment in the heat of the summer. Heavy watering or bog will prevent this.