Neomarica - more

James Waddick
Fri, 17 Nov 2006 11:09:30 PST
Dear All;
	Thanks for all the advice. I wish I could just grow it 
outdoors and give it plenty of TLC, but it is in a large pot and may 
need an even bigger one soon. Just want some flowers some day.

	I was surprised to read that there's something like 16 
species found in both W. Africa and Central and South America. Most 
species are from Brazil. Sounds like the sort of genus you'd expect 
to find some specialist. Is there a national collection somewhere?

	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.

	Maybe it does deserve a wiki page. Pix please.

		Thanks		Jim W.

* possible N gracilis or N. northiana
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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