Update. The one "Louisiana" clump has bloomed and most definately a TB, not a Louisiana. So the pic posted is that of a TB, which I suspected even though there were a few watermarks in the leaves. The "Siberian" I could tell last year was not and now looks every bit like the "Louisiana" clump, just didn't bloom becuase they were too small.
When I receive my new Louisiana plants from Iris City Gardens I'll post a pic of what they should look like.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Cordesview <cordesview@...> wrote:
> Hi Paul,
> Your photo didn't come through on the e-mail list, but I did find it
> when I went to "Yahoo groups" in the photos area.
> I'm not sure from your photo if that is TB or not . . . I bought a LA
> this past month at an auction, "Red Velvet Elvis", and it looked like
> TB foliage to me as well! But the rhizome is definitely tell-tale
> LA. This was a big division of the iris, too.
> I'd say keep an eye on it. If it likes the LA environment, then
> maybe it will be an LA! :-)
> On Sep 12, 2011, at 12:05 AM, Paul wrote:
> I bought some iris from someone this year. One was supposed to be a
> Siberian variety and the other a Louisiana variety.
> When they arrived I immediately noticed that the Siberian Iris did
> not look like the Siberian rhizomes I was familiar with. Of course I
> notified them.
> Now that the Louisiana rhizomes are growing they look quite TB
> looking as well. I know all too well how TB foliage looks. Blue-green
> and wide. This is my first attempt at Louisianas so I'm unfamilair
> with their habit, but I have provided the correct minimal situation
> for them in moist but well drained soil, not in a bog or water
> situation which is their natural habitat.
> So my question is... does Louisiana foliage looke more like TB's or
> more like I. pseudacorus, which I also grow?
> I cannot find any real good pictures on-line of the the Louisiana
> foliage. I have attached a pic of what I have.
> I would appreciate comments before I go and get on someone's (the
> seller's) case.
> Photo is my "Paul Archer's Seedlings" folder.