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PlantFiles: Louisiana Iris
Iris 'Sinfonietta'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Sinfonietta
Hybridized by Raabe; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1986

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Louisiana (LA)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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

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

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow
Medium Blue

Bloom Time:
Early (E)
Early midseason (EM)
Midseason (M)


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:

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

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive vossner On Mar 26, 2012, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

My rhizomes were planted in Fall 2010 and didn't do much the following spring and summer when we had above normal heat. It went into self-preservation mode by going dormant. With the nice rains of of late 2011/early 2012, it has come back w/ a vengeance.

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

Awards: American Iris Society Honorable Mention '90, Award of Merit '92

Positive jm100013 On Jun 24, 2003, jm100013 from Gray, LA wrote:

This Louisiana is a good garden iris. It is one of the better blues.


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

Tucson, Arizona
Brooksville, Florida
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Mandeville, Louisiana
Robertsville, Missouri
Okatie, South Carolina
Elizabethton, Tennessee
Coppell, Texas
Garland, Texas
Houston, Texas (3 reports)
Richmond, Texas
Spring, Texas

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