Louisiana Iris
Iris 'Sinfonietta'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Sinfonietta
Hybridized by Raabe
Registered or introduced: 1986
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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

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Medium Blue

Bloom Time:

Early (E)

Early midseason (EM)

Midseason (M)

Foliage:

Evergreen

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:

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):

Honorable Mention

Award of Merit

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

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

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

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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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

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

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

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

Positive

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

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