Neomarica caerulea 'Regina'

James Waddick
Thu, 16 Nov 2006 09:45:36 PST
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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