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Beginning of Autumn in N.E. Downunder - Iris domestica or Leopard Lily (syn. Belamcanda chinensis) blooming

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Beginning of Autumn in N.E. Downunder - Iris domestica or Leopard Lily (syn. Belamcanda chinensis) blooming (Iris domestica)

First blooms on this plant.



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This is gorgeous...I have 10 seedling just waiting for spring....

18 Mar, 2011

 

Beautiful one like a windmill.

18 Mar, 2011

 

Alexandramo, this is the first time I've grown this plant. I've been really impressed with the way it's come through a very tough Summer here and I just love the flowers.

Sixpence, it really does stand out in the rather dreary looking garden bed that was devastated by the cyclone and flooding here. This plant deserves a medal!

18 Mar, 2011

 

It certainly does if it went through all that.

18 Mar, 2011

 

Yes, Sixpence. It was growing in a bed that was completely flooded and under water for days and then withstood a river of water flowing through the bed for weeks and stood up to the cyclonic winds unprotected. Not bad for an young Iris plant!

18 Mar, 2011

 

My goodness Bernieh what have you been feeding it quaker oats lol that is fantastic for any plant to take that kind of bashing.

18 Mar, 2011

 

Lol, actually I'd forgotten it was there ... it was a pass-along plant and I had no idea what it was, so no idea how to care for it. Obviously it likes the no-fuss approach!

18 Mar, 2011

 

Seems it likes a bit of rough going through all that and surviving and what a bloom at the end of it.

18 Mar, 2011

 

That is special!

19 Mar, 2011

 

Stunning, i dont have lillies in my garden, as they are harmful to cats and i have 2 cats.

19 Mar, 2011

 

What a shame you can't have lilies in your garden. I had no idea they were harmful to cats! This particular plant even though it's common name uses 'lily' it is an iris. Previously it was thought to belong to the lily family, but that's all changed now.

20 Mar, 2011

 

Aptly named.

21 Mar, 2011

 

Thanks Oldgunner ... yes it's a spotty thing!

27 Mar, 2011

 

Absolutely beautiful .

30 Jun, 2011

 

Thanks Mossy. It has turned to seed now and I'm looking forward to seeing its' second blooming later on.

30 Jun, 2011

 

This is so amazing, a real little toughy. It does look like a lovely windmill.

1 Jul, 2011

 

It is definitely a hardy plant for the tropics, Homebird. I plan on getting some more of it now. I wouldn't mind that brilliant orange out in my courtyard.

1 Jul, 2011



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