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alhanks
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 11, 2002
2:41 PM

Post #26724

I thought this was a blackberry lily when I planted it. Any ideas what it is?

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Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


April 11, 2002
3:43 PM

Post #240986

Well, I have limited experience with these plants, and I've never seen one that looks like that (photos or real life), but perhaps it's a Vesper Iris (Pardanthopsis dichotoma), which is crossed with Belamcanda (Blackberry Lily) to create the Candy Lily (Pardancanda)?
MaVieRose
High Desert, CA
(Zone 8a)

April 11, 2002
3:46 PM

Post #240987

dietes grandiflora... http://florawww.eeb.uconn.edu/images/byspecies/DIETES_GRANDIFLORA01.JPG
alhanks
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 11, 2002
5:11 PM

Post #241016

The picture in the hyperlink is exactly it! Thanks!

Dietes grandiflora, it is!
Evert
Helsinki
Finland
(Zone 4b)


April 11, 2002
5:30 PM

Post #241025

Is taht Dietes? Looks like Neomarica to me. The Photo looks like it as well. Dietes and Neomarica.. are they synonymes?
Evert
Helsinki
Finland
(Zone 4b)


April 11, 2002
5:32 PM

Post #241026

Al, see, Neomarica gracilis:

http://www.gardenweek.org/journal/071800/Images-2/j7110.jpg

http://www.hortpix.com/pix/U6V4N1.jpg

http://dale.hsc.unt.edu/~rbarton/Iris/Other/OI_Neom.gif

alhanks
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 11, 2002
8:20 PM

Post #241088

mmmmmm!! when I did a google and dogpile search for dietes grandiflora I came up with different pictures than MaVieRose's hyperlink. When I did the same for Neomarica gracilis, I came up up pictures that looked like Evert's hyperlinks. Also learned that a common name for Neomarica gracilis is walking iris.
Peter63

April 11, 2002
10:14 PM

Post #241146

If the author of the pic at MaVieRose's link has the name correct then surely that must be what it is. They look very much alike.
Regarding nomenclature, there are certainly some synonyms involved here.

I do know that 'Neomarica' was once called 'Marica'

Peter.

This message was edited Thursday, Apr 11th 6:15 PM

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


April 11, 2002
10:29 PM

Post #241154

Well, I totally missed the boat with my guess, but a websearch tells me that indeed Neomarica is a synonym of Dietes, as is Moraea. In fact, the websearches for the synonyms led me back to our own Plants Database more than once :)
Baa

April 11, 2002
10:44 PM

Post #241163

It might be worth sending an email to the guy at the Uni of Conneticut to ask about the picture, perhaps it is a mistake.
MaVieRose
High Desert, CA
(Zone 8a)

April 11, 2002
10:59 PM

Post #241176

this is the source of dietes grandeflora. Univ. of Connecticut. http://florawww.eeb.uconn.edu/acc_num/198900041.html

i did a search on Univ. of Connecticut on Neomarica, apparently this plant origin from Central America. Dietes grandiflora originates for Africa. http://florawww.eeb.uconn.edu/acc_num/198500405.html

i do not know where the foul up is. Evert u got me confuse now! maybe u should explain the difference between the two. i have ran out of resources.

Peter thanks. i was out all morning searching for "new" plants :D!

Alhanks... this is what i found on Neomarica gracilis... http://members.aol.com/JYEX2/garden_flowers_shrubs.htm ,
be sure to scroll down... the question is... which one is the right one???
alhanks
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 11, 2002
11:20 PM

Post #241190

Here's a couple links that point toward my plant being Neomarcia Gracilis

http://www.cp4.hctx.net/mercer/inbloom/april/mp6lg.htm

This is from the Mercer Arboretum site.

Here's another: http://www.garden-services.com/iris.html

Another:
http://www.garden-services.com/iris.html
And yet one more:
http://www.gardenweek.org/journal/071800/part2.html

I think it's going to get labeled Neomarcia Gracilis!

Thanks for your help!



Peter63

April 11, 2002
11:35 PM

Post #241199

My friends - don't get hung up on the naming of this plant. I would guess the taxonomists are sitting about in their research institutes laughing their socks off at the confusion they cause us mere gardeners. What I'm sure we do know is that it would make a nice addition to anyones garden or glasshouse.

Peter.
Tim
Palmyra, VA
(Zone 7a)

April 12, 2002
3:13 AM

Post #241360

We called our walking iris, and I think we'll keep calling it that until the name can be settle.

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