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Iris x vinicolor

Botanical Name: Iris x vinicolor (added by D. Kramb, 19-JAN-04)

Botanical Synonyms:

Iris vinicolor (D. Kramb, 19-JAN-04)


Louisiana, Hexagonae, interspecies hybrid (D. Kramb, 19-JAN-04)

Common Names:

Wine-colored iris (D. Kramb, 19-JAN-04)

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General Description:

Plant grows about 2 ft. tall with large dark purplish-red colored flowers. (D. Kramb, 19-JAN-04)

Distinguishing Features:

This iris is distinctive because of its color. (D. Kramb, 19-JAN-04)

Preferred Habitat:

As with other Louisiana irises, Iris vinicolor grows best in moist areas such as a pond edge. (D. Kramb, 19-JAN-04)


Estimated Zones 6-10. (D. Kramb, 19-JAN-04)

Native Range:

USA (LA) - Dr. Small collected it on the road from Lake Pontchartrain to New Orleans, in 1925. (D. Kramb, 19-JAN-04)

Status in the Wild:

Probably extirpated. (D. Kramb, 19-JAN-04)

Commercial Availability:

Extremely rare. (D. Kramb, 19-JAN-04)

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Additional Comments:

This was once believed to be a species but has since been reduced to the status of a naturally occurring hybrid. Sadly, it is not widely grown nor commercially available. (D. Kramb, 19-JAN-04)

Iris fulva Iris giganticaerulea (Sean Zera, 22-NOV-13)

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