Thursday, December 9, 2010

Mystery flower - mystery solved!

While checking out the suggestion from Killcrankie Farm that it might be a Tigridia, I found this link.

Looks as though the plant is actually a Neomarica caerulea, native to Brazil. The flowers are short lived, in fact this one only lasted a day.

Hoorah, I'm so pleased to discover what it is as I hate not knowing!
Thanks everyone for your suggestions.


Mrs. Mac said...

is this in the iris family? just beautiful.

Cabbage Tree Farm said...

Yes it is an iris.
They are amazing flowers, I can't wait until the plant is established somewhere in the garden. At the moment it is only a small plant in a pot.