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PlantFiles: Giant Apostles' Iris Walking Iris
Neomarica caerulea 'Regina'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Neomarica (nee-oh-mar-EE-kuh) (Info)
Species: caerulea (see-ROO-lee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Regina

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26 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
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)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Fall/Early Winter
Blooms repeatedly


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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3 positives
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive JKnight001 On May 4, 2014, JKnight001 from West Bradenton, FL wrote:

Beautiful plant, having come from the north, I missed my iris. Spotted at the local nursery and had to try it. It is blooming beautiful and seems to like my little patio garden here in Bradenton, FL.

Positive td1026 On Apr 1, 2013, td1026 from Groveland, FL wrote:

I love this plant and it's odd growing-blooming habit. Flowers are small and and beautiful. Scent varies from slight to none depending on the flower, nothing much here for anyone concerned with scent. This plant gets too much sun in my yard and the leaves burn easily, probably better in a shadier or dappled location, but even so, it still blooms like a champ.

Positive lebrundesigns On May 5, 2011, lebrundesigns from Saint Augustine, FL wrote:

As with the other Walking Iris's I LOVE this plant. The giant variety seems to be hardier here in St. Augustine FL and I have enjoyed its blooms the past few weeks! It's easy and a gorgeous statement in front of my front porch railing.


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

Bonita Springs, Florida
Bradenton, Florida
Clearwater, Florida
Cocoa Beach, Florida
Dunnellon, Florida
Fort Lauderdale, Florida (2 reports)
Fort Myers, Florida
Groveland, Florida
Miami Beach, Florida
Miramar Beach, Florida
Pompano Beach, Florida
Port Charlotte, Florida
Rockledge, Florida
Saint Augustine, Florida
Saint Cloud, Florida
Sanford, Florida
Sebring, Florida
Tampa, Florida
Venice, Florida
Jesup, Georgia
Pukalani, Hawaii
Chicago, Illinois
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Beaumont, Texas
Cibolo, Texas
Corpus Christi, Texas
Galveston, Texas
Houston, Texas
Pearland, Texas (2 reports)
Richmond, Texas

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