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Spicy Cajun Iris*

Iris 'Spicy Cajun'

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Spicy Cajun Iris (Iris 'Spicy Cajun') at Squak Mountain Nursery

Spicy Cajun Iris flowers

Spicy Cajun Iris flowers

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  3 feet

Spacing:  18 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Other Names:  Louisiana Iris

Description:

This striking iris with its velvety purple blooms presenting a stunning yellow beard is a perfect addition to the perennial border; also excellent massed in groupings in the garden; will quickly form dense colonies

Ornamental Features

Spicy Cajun Iris has masses of beautiful purple flag-like flowers with a lemon yellow beard at the ends of the stems in mid summer, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its sword-like leaves remain emerald green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Spicy Cajun Iris is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Insects

Spicy Cajun Iris is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Spicy Cajun Iris will grow to be about 30 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 18 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features

Disclaimer - This Plant Finder tool is an online resource representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact the store directly for availability. It does not include our entire inventory of plants, so be sure to visit our store to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.