Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The Apostle Plant


Or the walking Iris it is a pass-along plant, they are a tough easily propagated and interesting. They are some time call the walking apostle plant because it was commonly supposed that the flower stalk emerged in the central position of a fan of 12 leaves. Walking iris is a aptly named, for as the flower spike nears the end of its bloom cycle and continues to flop about, new plantlets begin to appear at the tip of the spike.

7 comments:

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Oh so pretty !
I didn't know that it was called the Walking Apostle Plant.....how interesting.
I do believe Iris are amogst my favorite plants.
Thank you for sharing this lovely variety.

Darla said...

Yep, mine is walking around my garden for sure!

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

I never heard of that one Patsy. What a pretty one and your looks to be spreading nicely.

Renie Burghardt said...

Never heard about the walking plant either, so this was interesting. I love irises. Mine are up. So are my jonquils and they have buds on them. Hurry up Spring!

Hugs,

Renie

Darla said...

Are you kidding me? I just received the most fragrant package!!!! Thank you so much! Did you grow that lavender??

Shelley said...

A very pretty flower! Hurry spring!!!

Maggie Ann said...

Very pretty...we have some daffodils coming up. Imagine, under all that snow!