Irises forum: Neomarica

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Name: María Cecilia Merlo
La Plata, ARGENTINA
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ceci
Oct 29, 2013 11:49 AM CST
This neomarica has a beautiful bloom. Unfortunately it fades too quickly. It opened today


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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Oct 29, 2013 12:08 PM CST
Gorgeous.....thanks for sharing and broadening our horizon. I intend to become a little more familiar with this iris.
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Oct 29, 2013 1:07 PM CST
very pretty. I wonder if it would be hardy here--US zone 6b.
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Muddymitts
Oct 29, 2013 1:21 PM CST
Very exotic-looking! Thank you for sharing!!
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Name: Arlyn
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crowrita1
Oct 29, 2013 1:26 PM CST
It is a looker, alright!..Arlyn
Name: María Cecilia Merlo
La Plata, ARGENTINA
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ceci
Oct 29, 2013 1:45 PM CST
Lucy, I don't know exactly what are the temperatures in your zone.
We don't have Plant Hardiness zones here.
But I can tell you that we have mild winters where I live. It does never snow. And we have only three or four days below freezing during the Winter.
The temperatures in Summer may reach 33 or 34 Celsius.
I don't know if this information helps you. Sad
Name: María Cecilia Merlo
La Plata, ARGENTINA
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ceci
Oct 29, 2013 1:47 PM CST
Thank you Paul, Mary Ann and Arlyn.
Name: Arlyn
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crowrita1
Oct 29, 2013 2:28 PM CST
I just looked it up, and it says zone 8, so you and I are out of luck, Lucy!...Arlyn
Name: Evan
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eclayne
Oct 29, 2013 2:39 PM CST

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@Ceci, that is a beauty. Is it deciduous in your climate? Does this plant grow from a rhizome?
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Name: María Cecilia Merlo
La Plata, ARGENTINA
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ceci
Oct 29, 2013 3:19 PM CST
Yes Evan, it does grow from a rhizome and does not loose its leaves during the Winter.
Name: Evan
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eclayne
Oct 29, 2013 3:48 PM CST

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Thanks Ceci. I just found your photo under Walking Iris (Neomarica gracilis). I was hoping it was deciduous to try overwintering it dormant...but it's supposed to be an easy to grow houseplant for us cold winter folk. Thumbs up Do they grow wild in La Plata?
Evan
Name: María Cecilia Merlo
La Plata, ARGENTINA
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ceci
Oct 29, 2013 6:27 PM CST
No, Evan, they don't grow wild here.
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Oct 29, 2013 7:16 PM CST
We are zone 6b so will just enjoy the photos. It can get down to zeroF & sometimes below.
Name: María Cecilia Merlo
La Plata, ARGENTINA
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ceci
Nov 1, 2013 8:39 AM CST
Each bloom lasts only one day, but new blooms open the following days
Name: María Cecilia Merlo
La Plata, ARGENTINA
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ceci
Nov 1, 2013 12:20 PM CST
There are two blooms open today
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Name: Arlyn
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crowrita1
Nov 1, 2013 12:38 PM CST
How tall does it get ?...Arlyn
Name: María Cecilia Merlo
La Plata, ARGENTINA
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ceci
Nov 1, 2013 3:46 PM CST
It is about as tall as the other irises. Perhaps a little shorter.

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