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!!

4 comments:

  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!

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  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.

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  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............

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  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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