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Colorific Iris (Louisiana Bog Iris)

Plant Description

Colorific Iris ( Louisiana Bog Iris ) is an exciting, bi-color, Louisiana Bog Iris with petals in shades of lavender-violet and white. Grows to 2 feet tall in your pond, with up to 2 inches of water above surface of pot, Colorific Iris grows well in bog areas around your pond or as a focal point in your spring flower garden. Does well in full sun to part shade and is hardy to zone 5. Foliage stays nice all summer long. Also helps to control algae in your pond by taking up extra nutrients through their roots.

Height       Grows 24 inches tall

Width         18 inch spread

Sunlight Requirements   Full sun to part shade (Blooms best in full sun)

Moisture Requirements   Moist soil or up to 2 inches of water above the soil)

Bloom        Blooms early or late spring, depending on zone

Zone           Hardy in zones 6 - 12

Divide          Divide every 2 - 3 years, as needed, in late summer or early fall

Planting Instructions

Plant your Colorific Louisiana Bog Iris in moist soil in the bog area of your pond or for use in your bog filter. Iris do an amazing job of filtering the water removing heavy metals along with extra nutrients in the water, helping to prevent an algae bloom. Colorific Louisiana Bog Iris may also be planted in the pond in planting baskets or fabric planting containers using loam soil and placed with up to 2 inches of water above the rhizomes. Plant in full to part sun (Louisiana Iris does best in full sun).

When planting Colorific Louisiana Bog Iris in your terrestrial garden, make sure the area you are planting in has a lot of composted material worked into the soil. Dig holes a little larger that the rhizome and place rhizomes in the holes with the top of the rhizomes almost level with the surface of the soil. Keep soil evenly moist, especially during dry spells. Plant in full sun to part shade. (Iris bloom best in full sun.) Divide every 2 - 3 years, as needed. Always divide your iris in late summer or early fall. 

 

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