Plant Profile – Walking Iris


The Neomarica gracilis will get it’s widespread title; Strolling Iris as a result of wonderful methodology this plant self-propagates. Because the attractive blue & white flowers seem, they turn into too heavy for the leaves to assist.  The leaves then fall to the bottom with the flower nonetheless hooked up and take root creating a brand new plantlet. Given sufficient room the Neomarica gracilis will “stroll” by means of the backyard.



The Strolling Iris requires little or no upkeep. In the event you don’t need the plant to unfold or “stroll” all through your backyard, you simply have to pluck the leaves which assist the flowers from the plant.

 The flowers while gorgeous, sometimes solely final a day or two.  Thankfully the Strolling Iris is a prolific flower all through Spring, Summer season & Autumn.

The attractive darkish inexperienced sword like foliage of the Strolling Iris has discovered a house in a lot of our gardens. This low-maintenance clumping perennial is a superb “filler” in backyard beds because it creates distinction between bun formed vegetation.  It additionally works implausible alongside pathways and makes a wonderful border plant.

Strolling Iris additionally look nice in pots because the foliage tends to hold over the edges of the pot creating a lovely cascading impact.

For an instance of how we use Strolling Iris inside our gardens, take a look at this mission in Freshwater.


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