Plant ID forum: Walking Iris (Neomarica gracilis)

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Name: Trish
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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animallover94
Mar 25, 2015 9:34 AM CST
My Grandma gave this houseplant to me years ago and I cannot remember the name of it. She is no longer with us so I can't ask her (wish I had wrote it down). I don't think it's a flowering plant since it has never bloomed. The stalks are flat. I think it may be ready to be re-potted or divided. I've searched extensively online to find its name without any success. Any help would be greatly appreciated it.





Name: Celia
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Zencat
Mar 25, 2015 9:37 AM CST
I don't know your plant but the little crab is cute. Is that a proliferation on the leaf?
Name: Trish
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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animallover94
Mar 25, 2015 9:43 AM CST
I'm not sure what that is!
Name: Celia
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Zencat
Mar 25, 2015 9:46 AM CST
Can you take a pic of just that?
Name: Greene
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greene
Mar 25, 2015 9:58 AM CST
Could this be a Neomarica gracilis? That 'thing' we are peering at could be the beginning of a flower.
Oh, and yep, cute little crab. Thumbs up
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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Mar 25, 2015 10:20 AM CST
If that's what it is, maybe summer outside would be better for it?
Name: Trish
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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animallover94
Mar 25, 2015 10:36 AM CST
That's it! Neomarica gracilis...Apostle Plant! That's what my Grandma called it! I knew if I heard it, I'd remember!!! I always set it on my porch every summer but it has never bloomed. I didn't even know it was suppose to bloom! Thank you for your help, greene!!!
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Mar 25, 2015 11:01 AM CST
I am really hoping that's a flower stalk!
Name: Trish
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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animallover94
Mar 25, 2015 11:41 AM CST
Me, too!!!
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Mar 25, 2015 1:23 PM CST
Me three! Thumbs up
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Mar 25, 2015 2:05 PM CST
I have never heard of it or seen it, but that is a beautiful bloom, and I love the foliage too.
Name: Dave Paul
Puna, HI (Zone 10b)
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Metrosideros
Mar 25, 2015 2:33 PM CST
Certainly a Neomarica. Need to see a flower to determine a species.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neomarica

http://www.pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/Neomaric...
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Mar 25, 2015 8:47 PM CST
Here are some great pics from Longvue Garden in New Orleans, Neomarica gracilis

http://www.onlineplantguide.com/Plant-Details/1756/
Name: Trish
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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animallover94
Mar 30, 2015 4:43 PM CST
Hurray! Here it is! It bloomed today!!!!


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Name: Jennifer
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jvdubb
Mar 30, 2015 4:44 PM CST
Hurray!
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Mar 30, 2015 7:42 PM CST
Just bought three of them, Walking Iris.
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Mar 30, 2015 8:54 PM CST
I never knew they bloomed that way. Neat! Hurray!
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Mar 31, 2015 9:45 AM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
We share this plant at our local swap. Whoever takes one home brings back the babies a few years later. It's a good plant to share.
I am so happy that yours is blooming. Thumbs up
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LAbegoniac
Apr 3, 2015 12:15 PM CST
I got my original plant in Austin, Texas under the name 'walking Iris' rather than "Apostle plant". Both are good descriptive common names for the Neomarica gracilis and certainly easier to remember. I have to bring it inside for the winter in zone 7a. It is soooo prolific, I have baskets of it after passing on many.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Apr 3, 2015 12:58 PM CST
I made the mistake of planting mine in full sun, it hates it. Moving in later today.

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