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23/06/2013 at 14:09

These were growing in pots when I acquired them and I was surprised when I planted them in soil that they do not grow from corms, but from roots.  They have been in flower now for two weeks.  Could they be from iris or gladioli family, please?

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23/06/2013 at 14:10

Sisyrinchium striatum, I seem to remember that it will probably seed itself around as well.

23/06/2013 at 16:14

Yes, I agree - Bit I don't find they seed - Just die back and return next year. After 2yrs I split them like irises and pop some in other places - Seem to like all conditions and nice and neat.

23/06/2013 at 16:54

Did wonder about seeding biofreak but it has turned up in my garden and I didn't plant it?

23/06/2013 at 16:56

mine seed around like mad. Always plenty of babies

23/06/2013 at 16:58

My Mum gave me some the other day, hers had spread quite slowly and only in the area where the originals were growing, so I imagine just from the rhizome.

23/06/2013 at 21:07

Thanks PaulaH and everyone else for all the info.  I would quite like it to seed and as you say biofreak it is a neat plant.  Now look forward to seeing how long the flowering time is going to be.  Love this site for so many interesting comments and identification of plants.

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