Neomarica caerulea 'Regina'

chuck schwartz
Thu, 16 Nov 2006 16:33:42 PST
If you want it to bloom, give it some sun. Here in So. California they can 
bloom for 4 months. Absolutely beautiful.
chuck Schwartz
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "James Waddick" <>
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <>
Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2006 9:45 AM
Subject: [pbs] Neomarica caerulea 'Regina'

> Dear All;
> I didn't find a wiki page for this genus and it may be a bit
> marginal since it is barely rhizomatous. A few species have been in
> cultivation for a while and I have grown some, but new to me is this
> one, the true Neomarica caerulea 'Regina'. This is a big plant,
> leaves can get to 6 ft and flowers are rich blue or so say the
> literature. I have been growing a plant for nearly 2 years* with lots
> of foliage and healthy looks, but not a flower.
> Does anyone on PBS grow and flower this with success. What is
> the key- more/less water  more/less fertilizing ??
> Can anyway one share results and post pix?
> Thanks Jim W.
> * I grow mine in about a 5 gall black nursery pot, never exposed to
> below 35 F, grown in a soilless mix with extra drainage and in mostly
> shade. Indoors now that fall is here.
> -- 
> Dr. James W. Waddick
> 8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
> Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
> Ph.    816-746-1949
> Zone 5 Record low -23F
> Summer 100F +
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