Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Cypella aquatilis...I found this in the greenhouse among Brad's (Intro Garden's) Plants

It's a cool irid native to Brazil in, to quote the Pacific Bulb Society,"...areas periodically inundated." Telos Rare Bulbs, also of California, observes that it requires moisture to perform well but flowers for a long period in the summer when it is happy. The flowers are beautiful and remind me of various South African irids which prefer dry conditions. This looks like a fun plant that would grow sitting in a saucer of water on deck or terrace.

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