Aristea africana

Thu, 13 Sep 2012 16:55:46 PDT
Ahh, I don't know why I couldn't find it before. So it has a rhizome.  
Thank you  Ernie.  I was also sent a lovely photo of them flowering in 
the Berkeley Botanical Gardens.  Nice little plant.

It sure looks happy where it is.  So will keep an eye on the seeds, 
thanks for pointing that out.

On 14/09/2012 11:37 a.m., wrote:
> There are pics on the net and in the pbs site, it is not a bulb at all, but rather a short iris like plant with thin wiry roots.  It is quite common in the western Cape in South Africa, needs sun and well drained soil.  The blue flowers appear in late winter/spring and it sets lots of seeds if happy.
> Ernie DeMarie

Ina Crossley
Auckland New Zealand  Zone 10

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