Cyclamint Louisiana Iris is a beautiful pond plant, this marvelous iris comes in scrumptious shades of rose-purple with yellow signals over the elegant, ruffled petals. Grows 2-3 feet tall and has green, sword-like foliage that stays nice all season long. Blooms in mid-May to mid-June, depending on zone.
Height 24-36" Tall
Width 18-24" spread
Sunlight Requirements Full sun to part shade (Blooms best in full sun)
Moisture Requirements Moist soil or up to two inches of water above the pot in the pond
Bloom May- June, depending on zone
Plant your iris in full sun to part shade in moist soil. For your terrestrial garden, dig holes a little larger than the iris rhizomes and add some compost to the holes. Place the iris rhizomes in the holes with roots down-pointed side up and cover the rhizomes with an inch of soil and keep the soil moist. (Or you may plant your iris in One gallon containers (or larger) using heavy loam soil and place in the pond with two inches of water above the container). Louisiana iris are great pond plants for bog filters as well, where they help to remove the extra nutrients from the water before the water is cycled back to the pond.
Waterlily World Fertilizer Tabbs + Humates work well when Louisiana Bog Iris are planted in containers and placed in a pond. Simply press a few fertilizer tabbs into the soil, once a month, June through August, for optimum growth, robust plant growth and best bloom.