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I did not like to expose the wild plant more.


Way more yellow, only hints of blue.

Author: Robert Sweet, 1826
Family:  IRIDACEAE
Origin:  Western Cape; South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  3 Centimetres
Height:  30 Centimetres
Flower:  Yellow / Brown / Green / Blue
Propagate:  Seeds/Bulbs
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Ferraria framesii, L. Bolus

This member of the Iridaceae family was described by Robert Sweet in 1826. It is found in the western South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The bulbs will grow up to three centimetres in diameter, the whole plant will reach 30 centimetres in height. The flowers are yellow or blue, brown and green.

The genera is named for Giovanni Battista Ferrari, 17th century Italian botanist and author. The species name is referring to a hook or spine the flowers have.


The blue flower by Andrew Harvie, Pacificbulbsociety.org.