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Neomarica caerulea, photo courtesy of Saxon Holt/PhotoBotanic
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Zones 16, 17, 21-24, H2
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Neomarica caerulea

Iridaceae
Perennials, Flowers

NEOMARICA

Like iris, these perennials produce fans of lance-shapedleaves. Foliage arises fromshort rhizomes; leaves and flowering stems grow to about the same height. Flowers are intricate, with three large, rounded outer segments surrounding three smaller, curled segments that are banded in contrasting colors. Individual flowers last only a day, but others follow over an extended period.

Neomarica caerulea

From Brazil. To 5–5 1/2 ft. tall, 2–3 ft. wide, with stiffly erect leaves. As plant grows, lower leaves fan out to the side. Branching flower stems carry a succession of 3–4-in. blue blossoms, their centers intricately banded in yellow, white, and brown. Blooms in early summer. Offsets are produced at flowering points on the stems; they detach for additional plants.

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