Neomarica Notes
Thu, 04 Nov 2010 17:16:05 PDT
If you are talking about the mother plant making babies that pop up out from the bottom holes of a pot? Sure , they do that - it's not common, but most Neomarica have a pretty significant rhizome, which can sprout youngsters. 
That said, any interest in parting with some of the youngsters?
Best, Jude

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From: James Waddick <>
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Sent: Thu, Nov 4, 2010 8:11 pm
Subject: [pbs] Neomarica Notes

   A few years ago I collected a half dozen or so species of Neomarica, a South American Irid. The commonest variety, N. candida, is called walking iris because after blooming, the flower stalk develops young terminal  plantlets that root  and spread the plant a few feet each year. 
   As frost approaches, I cleaned up pots that summered outdoors and sure enough I had three plants of N. candida soundly rooted around the pot.  Just like they are 'supposed' to do. 
   I never noticed any  of my other plants make these terminal plantlets until  today. There was a young plant of N. coerulea 'Regina'  'walking' away from the mother pot. 
   All pots cleaned up of weeds and dead leaves and stored in the greenhouse as the forecast calls for as low as 29  F tonight. I do know better as these cannot take any frost under my conditions. 
   Any similar experiences?        Best        Jim W. 
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