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Little weeeed

I saw a plant as described in a catalogue recently...can't remember which one though . I noticed it because a few places round here have the plant and the seed pods are exactly as pictured.  The plant looks a bit like areally big sansivarious (?) - mother-in-law s tongue, with long stems. The catalogue identified it as Phornium, so I think Patty is spot on.  

Stacey Docherty

ThAnk you little weed and all of you I have planted the beast so I guess we just wait!!! Watch this space for it if it grows next year......

nutcutlet

My phormium seed pods are nothing like that

fidgetbones

My phormium seed pods were nothing like that. Havn't had any for two years because the frost murdered it. I'm waiting for the shoots off the rootstock to grow.

Daintiness

Stacey, if you look where the plant was cut down, what remains - cut off stems, sawn through leaves, trunks?

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nutcutlet

fb, mine are in memory, it didn't make it through the previous winter

nutcutlet

Back to the start Stacey. When you say one flower do you mean one pod like the one picture or several pods on the top of the stem

Stacey Docherty

Daintiness.... Nothing remained just thick yellow stems I thought they were bamboo sticks at first but that was it then I noticed the seed pods ... I'm a sucker for a rescue plant this is my 3rd!!!!!

Stacey Docherty

2 wheel I think you got it its a fritilliaria it looks right!!!! And the plants look about right as well. Even the description about the not all the seeds evening viable is right you clever thing hurray!! Now to research how to grow from seed....

gardenning granny

It does look like frittilaria (Crown Imperial) but it also looks very like the tall yellow water iris - I have self-seeded (or bird dropped) ones well away from the pond.  I usually cut them down when the seed heads are green, but they do dry like that.

I don't think it's phormium they have tall stems but pencil thick twisted seed pods. I think it is a wild iris ..flag iris..seed pod that's what they seem to resemble. Miare have stems 4 feet tall!

Stacey Docherty

Just looked up flag iris and I'm not convinced in the setting it was growing in .... I'm still going with frittilaria..... Time will tell ( 2/3 years if it is lmao)

Hi Stacey!  I'm 99% sure it is the dried seed head of a flag iris.  I have quite a lot growing in my pond as well as in the lawn.  They look fabulous when flowering en masse.  I love them!

Stacey Docherty

They were no where near water...... If they are I have planted te seeds hoe long to they take to grow???

gardenning granny

SD They should be up and flowering next year - about May time.  If they are the wild iris they cope with almost any conditions - that's why they are successful in the wild.

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fidgetbones

Large pod on 6ft yellow stem. that would eliminate flag iris, and  crown imperial fritillaries.

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