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Babiana sp., Babiana

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Babiana mucronata
 Babiana sp.
Family: Iridaceae
Subfamily: Ixioideae
Babiana
Origin: South Africa
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersBlue/lavender/purple flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersFragrantDeciduous

All Babianas are deciduous, either winter or summer growing. Most are winter growing. Like most other winter growing (or Mediterranean climate) irids, they start their growth cycle in autumn when the first rains fall.

The flowers are long lasting and brightly coloured, and many are scented as a bonus.


 Babiana sp., Babiana

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Babiana ecklonii

Babiana sp., Babiana

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Babiana vanzyliae


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Belamcanda chinensis, Blackberry Lily

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Family: Iridaceae
Blackberry Lily
Origin: SE Asia
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterDry conditionsRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Plant in fertile soil in full sun to partial shade. Adapts to most soil types. Blackberry Lily is quite unique as it tolerates wet soils and drought conditions. The foliage looks similar to an Iris. When ripe the seed pods look like clusters of Blackberries and are useful in dried arrangements.


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Belamcanda chinensis, Blackberry Lily

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Chasmanthe aethiopica, Cobra Lily 

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Family: Iridaceae
Cobra Lily
Origin: South Africa
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

The stem is inclined with the flowering spike held almost horizontally and the flowers curving outwards in a double row along the upper side.Chasmanthe aethiopica thrives in relatively fertile, freely draining soil and will soon spread naturally through division of the corms in favourable situations. Plants are winter-growing and must be kept dry during their summer dormancy. The species does best in milder climates and is not hardy below -5 C.


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Chasmanthe floribunda, Antholyza floribunda, Pennants, African Cornflag

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Family: Iridaceae
Pennants, African Cornflag
Origin: South Africa
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunRegular waterModerate waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Chasmanthe like to remain undisturbed in the same spot for years and will grow into large clumps. The clumps can be divided every 4 to 5 years, making this an easy plant to propagate. Chasmanthe perform best in sites where they can remain undisturbed for years.


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Chasmanthe floribunda, Antholyza floribunda, Pennants, African Cornflag

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Crocosmia sp., Coppertips, Falling Stars, Montbretia

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Family: Iridaceae
Coppertips, Falling Stars, Montbretia
Origin: South Africa
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Crocosmia are deciduous cormous perennials with erect, sword-shaped leaves and branched spikes of showy, funnel-shaped flowers in summer.


 Crocosmia sp., Coppertips, Falling Stars, Montbretia

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Crocosmia sp., Coppertips, Falling Stars, Montbretia

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Perfect landscape plant for boarders, flowe beds and rock gardens. Easy to grow grass-like perennial with erect, sword-shaped leaves and branched spikes of showy, funnel-shaped red/orange flowers in summer.
RECOMMENDED FERTILIZERS:
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Tropical Allure - Smart-Release Booster

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Crocus sativus, Saffron

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Family: Iridaceae
Saffron
Origin: Southwest Asia
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunBlue/lavender/purple flowersFragrantEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Spice or herbSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

The flower has three stigmas, which are the distal ends of the plant's carpels. Together with its style, the stalk connecting the stigmas to the rest of the plant, these components are often dried and used in cooking as a seasoning and coloring agent. Saffron also has medicinal applications.


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Crocus sativus, Saffron

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Spanish saffron


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Dietes bicolor, Moraea bicolor, Evergreen Iris, Spanish Iris, African Iris

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Family: Iridaceae
Evergreen Iris, Spanish Iris, African Iris
Origin: South Africa
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

These are evergreen perennials with spreading fans of stiff, leathery sword shaped leaves.

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping.


 Dietes bicolor, Moraea bicolor, Evergreen Iris, Spanish Iris, African Iris

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Dietes bicolor, Moraea bicolor, Evergreen Iris, Spanish Iris, African Iris

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Dietes bicolor, Moraea bicolor, Evergreen Iris, Spanish Iris, African Iris

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Dietes iridioides Amatola, African Iris, Fortnight Lily, Morea Iris

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Family: Iridaceae
African Iris, Fortnight Lily, Morea Iris
Origin: Kenya, South Africa
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowers

These are evergreen perennials with spreading fans of stiff, leathery sword shaped leaves. The upright clumps of leaves are held in a vertical fanlike plane and they spread on creeping rhizomes. The flowering stalks are branched and stiffly wiry, bearing irislike flowers throughout spring and summer. Grow fortnight lilies in light, dappled shade to nearly full sun. Once established, fortnight lilies tolerate poor, dry soils, but do best in a well drained soil with regular watering during the growing season.


 Dietes iridioides Amatola, African Iris, Fortnight Lily, Morea Iris

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Dietes sp., Wild Iris, Fairy Iris, African Iris

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Family: Iridaceae
Wild Iris, Fairy Iris, African Iris
Origin: South Africa
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersBlue/lavender/purple flowersYellow/orange flowers

These are evergreen perennials with spreading fans of stiff, leathery sword shaped leaves. The upright clumps of leaves are held in a vertical fanlike plane and they spread on creeping rhizomes. The flowering stalks are branched and stiffly wiry, bearing irislike flowers throughout spring and summer. Grow fortnight lilies in light, dappled shade to nearly full sun.

Species and varieties:

Dietes bicolor

Dietes grandiflora

Dietes iridioides Amatola


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Dietes sp., Wild Iris, Fairy Iris, African Iris

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Dietes grandiflora (?)
Dietes sp., Wild Iris, Fairy Iris, African Iris

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Dietes grandiflora (?)
Dietes sp., Wild Iris, Fairy Iris, African Iris

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Dietes grandiflora


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Dietes (Iris) sp. - White African Iris 

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Apostle Plant. Iris with white flowers.
Plants mature to flowering size from seed in less than a year. The common name, Apostle Plant, comes from the belief that a Neomarica will not bloom until the plant has 12 leaves. Cold hardy only to about 30F.
RECOMMENDED FERTILIZERS:
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Tropical Allure - Smart-Release Booster

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Eleutherine bulbosa, Sisyrinchium bulbosum, Galatea bulbosa , Lagrimas De La Virgen, Yahuar Piripiri 

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Family: Iridaceae
Lagrimas De La Virgen, Yahuar Piripiri
Origin: Central to South America
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Edible

A low-growing plant (1 ft tall) with plaited leaves and scented white flowers that open in late afternoon. Can be grown in pot or outside in full sun. In Sabah they use it in cooking and pickling. The bulb is like a miniature red onion and spicy.


 Eleutherine bulbosa, Sisyrinchium bulbosum, Galatea bulbosa , Lagrimas De La Virgen, Yahuar Piripiri 

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