• Amused
  • Angry
  • Annoyed
  • Awesome
  • Bemused
  • Cocky
  • Cool
  • Crazy
  • Crying
  • Depressed
  • Down
  • Drunk
  • Embarrased
  • Enraged
  • Friendly
  • Geeky
  • Godly
  • Happy
  • Hateful
  • Hungry
  • Innocent
  • Meh
  • Piratey
  • Poorly
  • Sad
  • Secret
  • Shy
  • Sneaky
  • Tired
  • Results 1 to 5 of 5

    Thread: Louisiana Iris - Any Planting Concerns???

    1. #1
      TJeep's Avatar
      TJeep is offline Member
      This user has no status.
       
      Feeling:
      ----
       
      Join Date
      Jun 2021
      Location
      North Carolina
      Posts
      31

      Louisiana Iris - Any Planting Concerns???

      I have read that some reed plants can damage your EPMD pond liner. I also saw that the Yellow Flag Iris can be a potential problem as well. Ironically there is not much mention of the Blue Flag or Louisiana Iris.

      All of that background to get to my question which is to ask: Is there anything I should be aware of before planing a Louisiana Iris directly into my rock ring w/o a pot?

    2. #2
      gander's Avatar
      gander is offline Supporting Member ~ WWKC BOD ~ 2018 KPOTY
      is birds flying high you know how
      I feel
       
      Feeling:
      Awesome
       
      Join Date
      May 2004
      Location
      Gore Okla Zone 7A
      Posts
      29,099
      I have some of the yellow Louisiana Iris around my pond It has spread over 30 foot it never did damage any liner that I know of but it can attach itself too rocks pretty good. Just dont ignor it
      "most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song
      still in them."
      I wish I could sing

      OK.TN.




    3. #3
      TJeep's Avatar
      TJeep is offline Member
      This user has no status.
       
      Feeling:
      ----
       
      Join Date
      Jun 2021
      Location
      North Carolina
      Posts
      31
      Quote Originally Posted by gander View Post
      I have some of the yellow Louisiana Iris around my pond It has spread over 30 foot it never did damage any liner that I know of but it can attach itself too rocks pretty good. Just dont ignor it
      Thank you for the quick reply. I might just limit it to growing only in pots. It'll restrict where I can have it around the pond, but I don't think I want to deal with having to remove it later if it does become a problem. Does the purple Louisiana Iris grow as aggressively as the Yellow?

    4. #4
      CraigP's Avatar
      CraigP is online now Senior Member
      is Needing No Insane Clown Posse
       
      Feeling:
      Amused
       
      Join Date
      Dec 2005
      Location
      SW Florida
      Posts
      9,457
      Part of the confusion may be due to taxonomy/terminology. Iris commonly called 'Blue Flag' are native species, frequently Iris virginica and Iris versicolor. There is no native species of Yellow Flag Iris, that name was mistakenly applied in the aquatic plant industry to Iris pseudacorus which is an invasive species from Europe, Western Asia and North Africa. It is a larger and more aggressive species. Louisiana Iris are a complex of five other closely related US native species and the gorgeous hybrids they produce. I have never had problems controlling the true Flag or Louisiana Iris...but the I. pseudacorus has been banished from my property. < g >

      https://www.lsuagcenter.com/NR/rdonl...risFORWEB2.pdf
      Truth is not what you want it to be; it is what it is. And you must bend to its power or live a lie.”― Miyamoto Musashi

      "Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens." ~ Jimi Hendrix

      “The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.”― Stephen Hawking


      Craig

    5. #5
      TJeep's Avatar
      TJeep is offline Member
      This user has no status.
       
      Feeling:
      ----
       
      Join Date
      Jun 2021
      Location
      North Carolina
      Posts
      31
      Awesome details! Thank you for sharing.

      Based on this (and earlier feedback) I think we are good to go and plan to plant more Louisiana Irises around the rock ring boarders. Thank you again!

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •