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“Gardening is an exercise in optimism. Sometimes,
it is a triumph of hope over experience.”
– Marina Schinz

Louisiana Iris...a welcome friend that returns each April to great me!

Louisiana Iris…a welcome friend who’s blossoms I look forward to each April!

“Louisiana irises are perennials that can be grown successfully in every area of Texas and the Gulf Coast, but thrive best in the eastern third of the state where their ancestors are native. They also occur naturally in Arkansas, Louisiana, Florida, and Mississippi. Gardeners report that Louisiana Iris were unaffected by the extra-cold winter in Texas this year. They will usually withstand cold in zones 6 or 6b and upwards, especially if well mulched.” -Dr. William C. Welch, Professor & Landscape Horticulturist from Texas AgriLife Extension Service

To read complete article click – http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/newsletters/hortupdate/2010/mar/la_iris.html