9780881924770

Louisiana Iris : The Taming of a Native American Wildflower

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  • ISBN13:

    9780881924770

  • ISBN10:

    0881924776

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2000-09-01
  • Publisher: Workman Pub Co

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Summary

Louisiana irises have been hybridized from five species of Iris found only in North America, most specifically in Louisiana. Their boggy native habitats have largely been destroyed, and horticulturists' preservation efforts have gone toward the creation of an incredible range of hybrids in a variety of colors, forms, and sizes. They have proved adaptable to a wide range of soils and climates, needing only sun, ample water, and neutral soil to thrive; they can be grown in beds with annuals and other perennials, or in water up to a foot deep.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9(2)
Introduction 11(2)
History of Louisiana Irises
13(14)
Classification and Species
27(10)
Description of the Louisiana Iris
37(20)
Collecting of the Species and Natural Hybrids
57(14)
Propagation of Louisiana Irises
71(16)
History of Hybridizing to 1988
87(20)
History of Hybridizing since 1988
107(12)
Tetraploid Hybridizing
119(16)
Objectives in Hybridizing
135(10)
Culture
145(20)
Landscaping with Louisiana Irises
165(8)
Flower Arranging with Louisiana Irises
173(6)
Appendix A. Society for Louisiana Irises 179(4)
Appendix B. Popular Cultivars of Louisiana Irises 183(4)
Appendix C. Mary Swords DeBaillon Medal 187(3)
Glossary 190(6)
References 196(9)
Index of Plant Names 205

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