Fabulous color and gorgeous blooms on this beautiful iris specimen. Flower petals are violet-purple and white with heavenly violet veining, and grow to 30" tall. A lovely addition to your flower bed or water garden. Attractive, green, sword-like foliage stays nice all summer long. Blooms in late spring or early summer, depending on zone. Colorific 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" tall
Width 18-24" spread
Sunlight Requirements Full sun to part shade (Blooms best in full sun)
Moisture Requirements Moderate to moist soil, to 2" of water above the top of the container in the pond
Blooms Blooms in May or June, depending on zone
Fertilize May through August in the terrestrial garden and use pond tabbs once a month from May through August for your pond plants
Plant 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. A nice addition to streambeds as well. For the pond, plant your Louisiana Iris in loam soil using a 12" wide by 12" deep container or larger, using loam soil and place pots in pond with up to 2" of water over the top of the pot. May be planted in streambeds or on banks of natural ponds if soil is kept consistently moist. 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 an inch of soil and water well. Will tolerate occasional flooding. Blooms in late spring or early summer, depending on zone. Fertilize for more robust plant growth and more blooms! 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 every two-three years, as needed.
Fertilize with Waterlily World Fertilizer Tabbs + Humates