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.