Orthrosanthus multiflorus – Morning Iris

 

Morning Iris is one of those wonderful grass-like clumping plants that look fantastic with very little effort and also brings a rare true blue flower into your colour scheme in the garden. A member of the Iris family, the starry blue flowers only last a day each but are produced in profusion during spring and early summer such that the plant is rarely out of flower during that time. It is a really tough plant that will benefit from a once a year clean up after flowering with the removal of old flower stems. Prefers semi shade, but will tolerate full sun. Mulch to keep the soil moist and to deter weed growth.

 

 

Family:Iridaceae
Scientific Name:Orthrosanthus multiflorus
Common Name:Morning Iris
Other Common Names:Morning flag
Plant Type:Grass or grass-like, Clumping perennial
Height:0.5 ~ 1 metre
Width:0.5 ~ 1 metre
Flower Colour:Blue
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Cool
Light:Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Column-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Propagation Method:Seed, Division
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Border plant
Special Uses:Erosion control, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies

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WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

Once you have found the plant that looks right for you, the next step is where to buy it.
Most nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may not always have the plant that you are searching for in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you if you request it.
Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you have planned on, they can often suggest alternatives that will also work well for you.
Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

IndigiGrow- Sydney- NSW

 

Harvest Seeds And Native Plant Nursery – Sydney – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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