Thursday, 23 October 2008

Can you name this plant? Specimen #1

OK, all you cool climate gardeners out there - I need your help to identify some plants I found at the Botanic Gardens earlier in the week. Any ideas what this is?
It looks like some sort of orchid (?), knee-high with strappy leaves. Very delicate & pretty.
I have a few 'mystery-to-me' plants that I will post over the next few days. I'm afraid there are no amazing rewards for being clever enough to identify these - just the simple pleasure of discovering that you know something that someone else doesn't!!


  1. Sorry, I have no idea what they are, but they are sure so beautiful!! I hope you will find it out! Have a lovely weekend!

  2. Hi Ros, the mystery plant is Iris Japonica (Poor Man's Orchid). Trechelle calls it a walking iris.
    Love the pictures from the Gardens.
    With love Belinda L.

  3. not only a cool climate plant I saw it in a garden in my neck of the woods and Jodie took pics of the same thing at Mt Tambourine Botanic Gardens on the Gold Coast...........very delicate and beautiful............

  4. Definitely the poor man's orchid. If you grow this in the shade it can probably grow anywhere. I live near Albury and this summer was extremely hot - they're fine.

    Tried to work out where you are - recognised the Santa and emus from Howlong...


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