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Nemastylis geminiflora

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Nemastylis (nee-ma-STY-lis) (Info)
Species: geminiflora (jem-in-ih-FLOR-uh) (Info)

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Category:
Bulbs

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

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

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Light Blue
Medium Blue

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Blue-Green

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

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
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive dmj1218 On Oct 13, 2006, dmj1218 from west Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

These bulbs like to be dry when dormant; blooms open midmorning and fade before sundown; blooms March thru May in TX; flowers in shades of blue with the occasional white; native to TX, OK, KS, MO, ARK, LA, MS, ALA, and TN.

Regional...

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

Arlington, Texas
Dripping Springs, Texas
Hondo, Texas
Houston, Texas
Kerrville, Texas
Merit, Texas
New Braunfels, Texas
San Antonio, Texas (2 reports)



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