The walking Iris is genus Neomarica and it does as
Annette says creating proliferations from the bloom.
Dietes is larger and does not do this. I would love to
see a picture of the yellow-brown Neomarica. Several
years ago there were some Dietes hybrids shown in
SIGNA. Some were quite striking and stirred my plant
lust. But at the time I had so many houseplants I
could not think of any more.
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> Dear Kent,
> Enjoy your iris. It is a Walking Iris. After it
> blooms, the stalk bends over
> and plants a new iris which is growing at the end of
> the stalk(called a
> proliferation). It has beautiful foliage and lovely
> blooms. Enjoy.
> It also comes in different colors. I have two
> different colored African
> Walking Irises and you have a third different
> colored variety. I have a blue
> and white one, and a smaller yellow and brown one.
> Yours appears to be white
> with yellow and lavender. My smaller yellow and
> brown variety is the most
> prolific and gets up to 12 new proliferations per
> year, but my blue one gets
> only 1 or 2 a year.
> I live in Lexington, KY, but have a son in
> Annette Milch (President of the Blue Grass Iris
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