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Aristea major

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Aristea (air-ISS-tee-uh) (Info)
Species: major (MAY-jor) (Info)

Synonym:Aristea thyrsiflora

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Category:
Perennials

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Medium Blue

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Profile:

No positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral smiln32 On Jul 30, 2002, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Native to South Africa.

Neutral eltel On Aug 14, 2001, eltel from Macclesfield, CHESHIRE (Zone 8a) wrote:

Aristea. A family of about 50 species of perennial herbs. They are evergreen with a woody rhizome. The main varieties in common cultivation are A. ecklonii and A.major. Flowers are star shaped and blue.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Brentwood, California
Richmond, California
San Anselmo, California
Stanford, California
New Orleans, Louisiana



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