Sunday, May 4, 2008

Don't Blink


We call this Neomarica gracilis, the Walking Iris, for its wandering habit of propagation.  Some refer to it as the Apostles Iris, because it usually has 12-13 leaves before it blooms. It is native to southern Mexico to Brazil but is grown in many places around the world, because it can be quite happy in a pot. In Florida, it needs part shade and ours bloom well in fairly dense shade. The blooms come in spring and are only open part of the day, and we think, but aren't positive, that they are single day blooms. As you can see, without careful observation, you could miss the bloom altogether----and that would be a shame.


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