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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 26, 2012

Q. Seven (or Six) Apostles

I recently bought a plant that has 7 blooms that look like big yellow tulips. The plant is about 3-1/2 feet tall. I have no idea what the real name is, but my sister thinks it might be called Seven Apostles. Have you ever heard of one of these, and if you have, how do I take care of it? It is my yard at this time and I just wondered if I need to bring it in the house this fall. I appreciate any advice that you can give me about this bush.

Answered by
Nikki on
June 27, 2012
Certified Expert
A.

I believe you may be referring to the walking iris, aka apostle plant. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/walking-iris/walking-iris-plants.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
August 22, 2015

Q. Transplant walking iris

How do you transplant your walking iris after it starts producing “babies”? Mine is growing out of the pot and I need to thin it and start new pots.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
August 23, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

Propagation of these "babies" is easy. You can either set each baby in a 4-inch pot of soil while still attached to the mother plant, or simply snip the babies off and repot as needed. Both methods work fine.

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Asked by
myr3638 on
September 23, 2015

Q. How can I grow Neomarica caerulea from seeds?

I have a few Neomarica caerulea seeds and don’t know when or how to start the seeds. Could you help me, please? Thanks!

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
September 24, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

Research shows that starting the seeds right away after harvesting from the plants is the best.
Set the seeds in a good quality potting mix and keep moist and warm.
I was not able to find a accurate time frame for germination.

Here are some links with growing information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/walking-iris/walking-iris-plants.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/walking-iris/transplanting-walking-iris.htm

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Asked by
sueB72 on
April 25, 2016

Q. Walking iris

My potted walking iris (new last fall) did not bloom but one stem has bent over and a new small plant has started. What should I do with the new plant?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 26, 2016
Certified Expert
A.

Walking Iris may be more suited to growing in the ground.
The new plantlet grow would normally fall to the soil and root and continue to grow in the garden.
This is how this plant get's it's name as it spreads or 'walks' through the garden.
You can plant the new plantlet into another pot if you like.

Here is a link with more information.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/walking-iris/walking-iris-plants.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/walking-iris/walking-iris-plants.htm

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Asked by
Jofriedakelleyk on
June 26, 2017

Q. Walking iris plant

My potted walking iris had beautiful blooms last year. This year it buds up but the buds fall off before they open and produce the beautiful iris….what is wrong?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 27, 2017
Certified Expert
A.

Pests, uneven watering or temperature extremes could be causing the issue.
This article will refresh you on the care requirements.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/walking-iris/walking-iris-plants.htm

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