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Neomarica caerulea /Apostle Plant

Neomarica caerulea   / Neomarica caerulea
Sword-like foliage in early spring
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Sword-like foliage in early spring

Plant growing in ground bed

Each plant may have flowering stalks at the same time

Foliage and flowers

Closer view if flowers

A very close view of the multi-colored flower

Colors can be appreciated when whloe flower can be viewed

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Scientific Name: Neomarica caerulea
Common Name: Apostle Plant
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Blue, Multicolored
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
Landscape Categories: Plants That Attract Butterflies
Plants with Fragrance
Comments: An eccellent indoor container plant that flowers from late winter into summer. After flowering new plantlets appear that develop from the stem where flowers once emerged. Their extra weight causes the stem to bend to the ground where the plantlets take root away from the parent or walk. "Apostle Plant" is derived from the belief that the plant will not flower until it has at least 12 leaves, the number of apostles of Jesus.