The Louisiana Iris: The Taming of a Native American Wildflower, 2nd Edition

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Louisiana irises have been hybridized from five species of Iris found only in North America, most specifically in Louisiana. Their boggy native habitats have largely been destroyed, and horticulturists' preservation efforts have gone toward the creation of an incredible range of hybrids in a variety of colors, forms, and sizes. They have proved adaptable to a wide range of soils and climates, needing only sun, ample water, and neutral soil to thrive; they can be grown in beds with annuals and other perennials, or in water up to a foot deep.

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Greatly expanded revision details the history, classification & hybridization of the five marvelous species of iris native to Louisiana.

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This is a revised edition of the first complete reference published on Louisiana irises, the five species of Iris in section Hexagonae. These beardless irises are endemic to the United States, with their center of distribution in Louisiana. They first drew attention because of the enormous number of their natural hybrids; this propensity for hybridization led to the development of today’s spectacular range of colors and forms.

This authoritative treatment by The Society for Louisiana Irises is based on the first edition published by the Society in 1988, but it is considerably expanded. It covers every aspect of the history, botany, and development of these distinctive irises, with particular emphasis on the newest hybrids, hybridizing techniques, and cultural practices, and also includes suggestions for their use in the landscape and in floral arrangements. It should serve to introduce a wider gardening public to these most colorful and versatile flowers.

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