Zydeco Louisiana Iris Garden is the outgrowth of a thirty year hobby growing and hybridizing these irises. It evolved after 2000 into a small commercial nursery selling Louisiana irises online. That phase ended in 2013.
Today, Zydeco is the process of transition to a cooperative effort between the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the Greater New Orleans Iris Society with the purpose of preserving, propagating and promoting Louisiana irises. Utilizing space in City Park in New Orleans, Louisiana irises are being grown for donation to other parks and entities that will display them for public enjoyment and education. Special emphasis will be placed upon conserving both the various forms of the five species and old, historically important cultivars that can still be obtained.