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PlantFiles: Louisiana Iris
Iris 'Sun Fury'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Sun Fury
Hybridized by Amy; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1980

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Louisiana (LA)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 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:
Pale Yellow

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


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:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive suncatcheracres On Nov 30, 2003, suncatcheracres from Old Town, FL wrote:

I bought this plant from a local nursery in very early Spring, 2003, here in Northcentral Florida, zone 8b, and it bloomed that April. It is a medium height, slightly ruffled, paler yellow with a green throat. I have it planted with other water lovers--red, orange and yellow flowered cannas, some with red and orange leaves, and yellow daylilies--a "hot" colored bed. I bought it because it was the only yellow they had for sale, and it is not as dramatic looking as some of the other yellow Louisiana iris, but it's paler color is a nice contrast to the deep green and red colored canna leaves behind it. I believe it had finished blooming by the time the cannas started flowering. It may be hardier than I have indicated here (to zone 7b) but I don't have any personal experience beyond this zone with Louisiana iris. The Southern Living Garden Book says they are hardy up into the Upper South in full sun, which would be from Maryland, West Virginia, Southern Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and very Southern Missouri and Kansas, to Eastern New Mexico, but I don't know what USDA zones to apply to these regions.


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

Old Town, Florida
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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