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Neomarica - walking iris

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Stunning tropical iris from Central and South America, with three big white petals, leopardskin patterned in the centre, and three central petals marked with a vibrant blue and white mosaic. It gets its common name from the habit of rooting from the tips of fallen flower stems, thereby 'walking' its way across your garden borders.
Neomarica gracilis - walking iris

APPEARANCE: Grassy clumping green plant from Central and South America with tall straight flower stems in summer. White flowers of three large petals are patterned in the centre with brown and bright blue. Produces new plants from the tips of old flowering stems.
USES: Borders and edging, pots and containers.
LOCATION: Plant in free-draining acid soil in shade or dappled shade. It likes a frost-free, humid climate like in its native home.
CARE: Mulch after planting, ideally with generous amounts of leafmould, to retain moisture and regulate soil temperatures as the young plant establishes. Water regularly. Snip off flowerstems after flowering if you don't want the plant to 'walk'. Feed in spring with fertiliser for native plants, as in the wild it grows in impoverished soils low in nutrients.
HEIGHT: 45 - 60 cm
YOUR PLANTS: These are tube-stock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80 mm x 42 mm wide. You can see an example in the image gallery
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