21 Sep. 2009

One day only

I thought this was a native (to Australia) iris, but I have been searching for a link to add here and haven’t been able to find mention of a native iris that looks like this. It isn’t listed in my Gardening Australia Flora’s Native Plants book either, so perhaps I have been mistaken about it’s identity for many years. If anyone can enlighten me as to it correct name I would be very grateful.

No matter what it is called or where it comes from it is one of my favourite plants in our garden. It flowers once a year, for one day only and this year’s display was our best ever. I love the colour, the patterns, the leaves, and the form is just stunning, so complicated, but so elegant. Just another year to wait until the next flowering.

Do you have a favourite plant?  What about it draws you to it?


  1. That makes enjoying it more precious, we should learn a lot from that flower! Suzie. x

  2. Hi Kylie, Thanks so much for finding my blog and leaving a comment:) Another Kylie:) Yay - I love your blog and your pictures, paintings and sculptures - you are so very talented - I cant draw to save myself:) Looking forward to building a blogging friendship with you.


  3. I love these sorts of little flowers too! So intricate and delicate :-)
    It looks like a wild iris of sorts! Google Wild Iris and go for it! There are soooooooooooo many! From all over the world too, so maybe you just might find your perfecr floral match!

  4. The name of this flower is Neomarica northiana and if you would like to find out about all the details relating to it try this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neomarica. I hope this helps you out.


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