Yellow Walking Iris (Neomarica longifolia)

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7b -15 °C (5 °F) to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
Plant Height: 24 inches
Plant Spread: 12 - 15 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Stolons and runners
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs repotting every 2 to 3 years

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By Sharon on October 29, 2011

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Posted by flaflwrgrl (North Fl. - Zone 8b) on Sep 18, 2011 7:52 PM

These plants "walk" or travel by producing plantlets on the flower stems after the flower dies. The little plantlets can be easily broken off and potted up to make new plants or you can just do as I do, which is to bend the stalk down to the ground and place a brick or rock on it to anchor it down. The plantlets will send roots into the soil. They will do this on their own when the plantlets grow large and heavy enough to make the stalk lie on the ground.

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Posted by gardengus (Indiana Zone 5b) on Feb 17, 2015 2:59 PM

I have grown this plant for many years as a houseplant because it is not cold hardy in my zone. It is an easy plant to grow and rewards me with flowers in the late winter. I grow them in one-gallon pots and re-pot them every 3rd year.

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Plant Events from our members
piksihk On December 27, 2019 Cuttings took
Rooting in water - several rooted - places in pots
piksihk On March 12, 2019 Bloomed
HW bed
piksihk On April 4, 2018 Bloomed
Behind bottlebrush
piksihk On December 28, 2016 Bloomed
one bloom -
piksihk On August 31, 2016 Bloomed
one more
piksihk On July 4, 2016 Bloomed
HW back side bed
piksihk On October 1, 2015 Bloomed
same stalk with 2 more blooms
piksihk On September 19, 2015 Bloomed
two blooms - dug up/pot
piksihk On September 19, 2015 Potted up
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