They're called Louisiana irises but they grow in New York State, too! MJ Urist has one of the largest Louisiana iris gardens in the state in Tully, where she grows hundreds of these exotic flowers.
MJ will be speaking before the Greater Rochester Iris Society on Sunday, October 13, at 2 pm. It promises to be a lively, interesting presentation, open to the public, at the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County, 249 Highland Avenue, Rochester NY. Please register at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can plan for you.
Come and learn all about these fascinating, colorful blooms. Pictured are a few of the cultivars that MJ grows. You can see more at her web site: http://www.louisianairisgardens.com/ .