Neomarica again

Dell Sherk
Sat, 26 May 2007 12:25:58 PDT


We've had discussions of Neomarica in the past and Jim Waddick had raised .
. . 

Last week, I went to one of the local nurseries and saw that they were
selling large pots of an irid labeled "Iris Neomarica" It was midday and
hot, so the flowers had already faded. The sad remnants of the flowers
looked like they might have been yellow originally. The leaves and plants
were large (3 ft) - the only Neomarica sp I have ever bloomed was the white
with purple and brownish markings "walking iris," whichever one that is, and
it was only about 1 foot tall. I feel sure that the plant that they were
selling would not survive outdoors here, and it was certainly too large for
most indoor locations. But it is not atypical for nurseries to sell things
that they do not know anything about. I'll try to get back and get a photo
of the flowers.


Dell Sherk, SE Pennsylvania, Zone 6/7 

More information about the pbs mailing list