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Re: African Iris bloom!


Beautiful flower! Could not let "grootflappie" pass by without a try at finding its meaning -- assume the word is Afrikaans / Dutch, and "groot" means great or big; "flappie" a bit more problematic but found an on-line dictionary which gave back the translation "flounce" (or ruffle) for "flap" in Dutch..... ???
--Barb, Grass Valley CA, where the high will be only in the high 80s today!!!
----- Original Message ----- From: "james singer" <islandjim1@verizon.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, July 30, 2006 6:59 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] African Iris bloom!


Quite attractive, isn't it.

On Jul 30, 2006, at 9:37 AM, Kitty wrote:

All you want to know about Grootflappie except what the common name means:
http://plantzafrica.com/plantklm/moragigan.htm


Kitty
neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- From: "Theresa W." <tchessie1@sbcglobal.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, July 29, 2006 10:38 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] African Iris bloom!


Wonder what language that originated in, and what it really means??

james singer wrote:
And then, any thing--plant or otherwise--with the name "grootflappie" has a place reserved in my garden.

On Jul 29, 2006, at 5:17 PM, Kitty wrote:

I had looked up African Iris and the genus Moraea was the only thing that came up - that's why I asked. I know nothing about Moraea, Dietes, or anything else it might be.

Dietes came up with the names:
BUTTERFLY FLAG, YELLOW WILD IRIS, PEACOCK FLOWER, UINTJIE, POUBLOM, WEDDING FLOWER, WEDDING IRIS

Various Moraea use the names:
PEACOCK LILY, AFRICAN IRIS, BUTTERFLY IRIS, GROOTFLAPPIE, BRUINUINTJIE

Both in Iris family, must have similaritiesI would guess.

Kitty
neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- From: "Theresa W." <tchessie1@sbcglobal.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, July 29, 2006 4:06 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] African Iris bloom!


I don't know if it is a Moraea- it doesn't look like any of the pics I could find online- but it might be??

Theresa

Kitty wrote:
Lovely. Is this a Moraea?
Kitty
neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- From: "Theresa Witt" <tchessie1@sbcglobal.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, July 28, 2006 11:37 PM
Subject: [CHAT] African Iris bloom!


African Iris bloom!
Hi all- the seeds that Island Jim sent me some time ago have grown very
nicely. Now I have a lovely new flower in my garden! Jim, do you know
the botanical name for this lovely plant? Thank you!

http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/tchessie/album?.dir=/ f3c1scd&.src=ph&.tok=phQ8XQFBCOC5Drxt

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27.0 N, 82.4 W
Hardiness Zone 10
Heat Zone 10
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
Maximum 100 F [38 C]

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