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Gelasine elongata

Dimpled Iris

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Item #: 4897

Zones: 7a to 10b, at least

Dormancy: Winter, Fall

Height: 20" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: Brazil, Uruguay

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

(syn: Gelasine azurea) Gelasine elongata is a plant whose appearance is sure to fool even the most experienced taxonomist. With foliage resembling a small sabal palm, this South American irid is fascinating even when not in flower. The pleated grey-green leaves of Gelasine elongata are topped with 20" tall stalks, ending in tight clusters of 1", cupped, dark violet-blue flowers in May and June. Although each flower lasts only one day, the procession of flowers is truly amazing. We have this easy-to-grow irid planted in our sunny rock garden where it is exceedingly happy.