Louisana or Japanese????

byrdlady(7b NC)May 10, 2010

Last year I ordered several Japanese and Louisana iris and was also given some. Is there an easy way to tell the difference between the two? Thanks. (Next time I will label them!)

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remy_gw

The Japanese have a strong midrib running up the foliage. I don't think the Louisianas do. It is cold and raining so I can't double check right now, lol.
Remy

    Bookmark   May 11, 2010 at 8:19PM
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chadinlg

remy is correct. Also LA foliage is wider.
LA rhizomes are big and tend to be yellow and brown.

    Bookmark   May 12, 2010 at 2:38PM
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byrdlady(7b NC)

Thanks for the tips. I was surprised that I have so many Louisiana iris! Thanks again.... I normally hang out at the daylily forum, but will visit here often!

    Bookmark   May 13, 2010 at 6:58AM
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