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Louisana or Japanese????

Posted by byrdlady 7b NC (My Page) on
Mon, May 10, 10 at 8:07

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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RE: Louisana or Japanese????

  • Posted by remy 6WNY (My Page) on
    Tue, May 11, 10 at 20:19

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.

RE: Louisana or Japanese????

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

RE: Louisana or Japanese????

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!

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