Iris Louisiana Arabian Bayou is a wonderful variety that it yellow-white with a green throat. It is best to grow Iris Louisiana Arabian Bayou in moist or boggy conditions but also happy to grow in most places in the garden that has sun for at least half of the day, but where the soil is kept well watered.
Plant Indoors: They are at their best when grown outside.
Plant outside: They are happy in most soils that remain moist and that are organically rich in nutrients. In very heavy soils, just add grit, sand or humus matter to lighten it up. Cultivate soils to a depth of 20cms and add some well rotted manure or granular fertiliser to the soil when cultivating. Plant them 10-15cms below the soil surface and fan out the roots. Cover with soil and firm around the roots to keep them in place. Avoid planting them in areas of heavy shade or in soils that dry out during the summer months. Leave to establish for a few years and protect from winter frosts by covering them in a couple of inches of mulch over winter.
They will need to be split and divided after 3-5 years, which is best done after flowering and before the leaves have died back.
Can be left to bulk up and naturalise for many years.
Plant with summer flowering lilies, Dahlias and hemerocallis for a mass of colour in the summer.
Soil type: Soils that are humus rich and remain moist but do not get waterlogged
Flowering height: 24-30″ (60-80cm)
Flowering period: June-July
Soil type: Moist soils that do not dry out. Keep soils well fed
Aspect: Moist, boggy areas of the garden.
Planting distance: 10cms
Planting depth: 10-15cms. Fan out roots
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