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Neomarica Caerulea

Plant of the month | Walking Iris

Jul 16, 2012

Fantastic strap leaf plant to use in the garden as a filler, especially near walls where its unusual growth can be enjoyed. It produces a beautiful, iris-like flower. Once this is spent, the stem droops down and develops its own roots and leaves. From this a new plant can be formed hence the name ‘Walking Iris’.

We found it does best in filtered light to part shade. The flowers are short lived but replaced with new blooms throughout late Spring. Be careful not to over water.

Botanical name:          Neomarica gracilis
Common name:           Walking Iris
Family:                              Iridaceae
Origin:                              Central America

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