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PlantFiles: Louisiana Iris
Iris 'Kay Nelson'

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

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Class:
Louisiana (LA)

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 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

Bloom Color:
Rose/Mauve
Violet/Lavender

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

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
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:
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

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):
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral Margiempv On Apr 10, 2006, Margiempv from Oro Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

S. light lavender pink; F. medium to deep lavender pink, light greenish yellow signal; ruffled.
Lafitte's Retreat X Charlie's Michele.,
Introduced by: Faggard 1988.

Awards: HM 1990, AM 1992, DeB 1995"

Regional...

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

Tucson, Arizona
Baton Rouge, Louisiana



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