> > N longifolia has smaller bright yellow flowers. > The typical Walking Iris (as I mentioned not sure what is >the correct species name*) is very common as a house plant. N. >caerulea is a new one to me and I don't know of any other species in >cultivation. Does anyone grow any other species in the genus. > Jim et al, I grow Neomarica northiana (What I have is sold in nurseries as N. gracilis, but as far as I know it is actually northiana, but not entirely sure how different those species are?) quite successfully hrere outside in a relatively sheltered area, plus under a back non-enclosed patio. It grows well and flowers for me, although I am rarely out at the correct time of day to actually catch the darn things in flower! <grin> I also have a couple of seedlings of N. caerulea from NZ seed (Bill Dijk I think, from memory) which are approaching a size that I could possibly expect flowers. I was also recently given a yellow form which originated from the mother (living in northern Queensland, definitely tropical) of a friend of mine. She is emphatic that it matches the stem structure of the northiana but has yellow flowers. Needless to say I am hoping that either she or I will get flowers on ours this year so that we can confirm flowers. I have never seen any other Neomaricas available, either by seed or plant. Just for your info as to what might be here in Aus. I am definitely interested in other species as well. Cheers. Paul Tyerman Canberra, Australia - USDA Zone Equivalent approx. 8/9 Growing an eclectic collection of plants from all over the world including Aroids, Crocus, Cyclamen, Erythroniums, Fritillarias, Galanthus, Irises, Trilliums (to name but a few) and just about anything else that doesn't move!!