Colorific Louisiana Iris has fabulous color and gorgeous blooms! This beautiful iris specimen has an unusual color combination that is simply striking. Flower petals are violet-purple and white with heavenly violet veining, and grow to 30 inches tall. A lovely addition to your flower bed or water garden. Attractive, green, sword-like foliage stays nice all summer long. Colorific Louisiana Iris blooms in early to late spring, depending on zone. Colorific Louisiana Iris is an exciting Louisiana Iris for your rain garden, bog, pond or terrestrial garden--just one of many plants for ponds at Pondmegastore!
Height Grows to 30 inches tall
Width 18 - 24 inch spread
Sunlight Requirements Full sun to part shade (Blooms best in full sun)
Moisture Requirements Moderate to moist soil, to 2 inches of water above the top of the container in the pond
Divide Divide your iris every 2 - 3 years as needed, always divide your iris in late summer or early fall
Blooms Blooms early to late spring, depending on zone
Zone 6 - 12
Plant Colorific Louisiana Iris in full sun to part shade (at least 5 hours of sun per day) in your water garden bog area, your terrestrial garden or in containers in the pond. Colorific is nice addition to streambeds as well. For the pond, plant your Louisiana Iris in loam soil using a 12 inch wide by 12 inch deep container, or larger, with holes and place pots in pond with up to 2 inches of water over the top of the pot. (Fabric Planting Containers are excellent for all of your Louisiana Iris). Fertilize Louisiana Iris in the pond with Waterlily World Fertilizer Tabs + Humates for robust plants and more bloom. Colorific Louisiana Iris may be planted in streambeds or on banks of natural ponds if soil is kept consistently moist. For your terrestrial garden, dig holes a little larger than the bulbs, 3 - 4 inches deep. Add rich compost to the soil and plant the rhizomes with pointed end up and roots facing down, cover with a half inch to an inch of soil and water well. Will tolerate occasional flooding. Blooms in late spring or early summer, depending on zone. In northern climates, apply heavy mulch after first frost to keep cold weather from damaging rhizomes throughout the winter. Remove heavy mulch in the spring. Divide your Colorific Louisiana Iris every two-three years, as needed.
Fertilize Iris in the pond with Waterlily World Fertilizer Tabs + Humates