Aunt Shirley Louisiana Iris, is a magnificent, rose-pink, flag-like bloom with yellow centers and elegant sword-like leaves that are finer and more delicate that most iris. This breathtaking iris blooms in early or late spring and the beautiful foliage stays nice all summer long. Aunt Shirley Louisiana Iris is great in any water garden setting, in moist soil from bogs to borders to edgings and stunning in mass plantings. In containers in ponds, with up to 3 inches of water over the rhizomes. Aunt Shirley Louisiana Iris prefers full sun to part shade. A deer resistant specimen and another great Louisiana bog iris! Aunt Shirley Louisiana Iris is great for bank erosion on ponds, streams and lakes. Iris are a tremendous plant to help filter your pond water as well. When Iris roots are exposed to the oxygen in the water (in planting baskets or containers with holes) their roots take up extra nutrients in the water, helping to eliminate algae. Aunt Shirley Louisiana Iris adds a delightful splash of color to your water garden or your terrestrial garden in the spring.
Height Grows 24 - 32 inches tall
Width Spreads 12 - 18 inches wide on established plants
Sunlight Requirements Full sun to part shade
Moisture Requirements Moist soil or up to 3 inches of water above the rhizomes
Bloom Blooms in early or late spring, depending on zone
Divide Divide every 2 - 3 years as needed
Zone Hardy in zones 6 - 12
Plant your Aunt Shirley Iris in moist, loam soil that has been heavily composted, in full sun to part shade. Aunt Shirley Louisiana can be placed in containers in the pond using loam soil with up to 3 inches of water above the rhizomes, in full sun to part shade. Divide your Louisiana Iris every 2 - 3 years as needed. Divide your iris in late summer or early fall.