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PlantFiles: Louisiana Iris
Iris 'Gulf Shores'

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Gulf Shores
Hybridized by Dunn; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1982

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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)

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

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow
Dark Blue

Bloom Time:
Midseason (M)
Late Midseason (MLa)

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:
Non-patented

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
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive QueenB On Apr 12, 2005, QueenB from Shepherd, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is a hardy plant. I've dug it up and grown it from rhizomes that I thought were totally dead. It's a moderate spreader without being invasive.

Positive Margiempv On Nov 23, 2003, Margiempv from Oro Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

Beautiful Blue! Good grower too.

Regional...

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

Tucson, Arizona (2 reports)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Shepherd, Texas



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