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August Plant of the Month

Katrina African Iris

Katrina African Iris is an evergreen iris that has a high tolerance to poorly drained soil, heat and humidity. Perfect for Texas, huh? It is also resistant to root and crown disease, unlike other iris varieties out there. This easy to grow iris has white flowers with orange markings. Since they rarely produce seedpods, they bloom repeatedly throughout the growing season.
Plant Katrina Iris in full to partial sun. You can grow them in the ground or in containers. They are a great plant to add some height and contrasting texture among your annual flowers. They will grow to about 2 or 3 feet tall and 3 or 4 feet wide. Wondering why they call it a Katrina Iris? At the time of Hurricane Katrina, Buddy and Peter Perino had been trying to produce a new variety of African Iris. Following the storm, the new iris proved to be particularly hardy, and the Perinos patented it and named it Katrina. Whenever you purchase one, a portion of the proceeds benefits the America's Wetlands Foundation, helping to restore wetlands in Louisiana!

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