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Aristea major - Blue Sceptre
  
Working on getting this plant back in the field but it is currently not available listing for information only!

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Bulb/Tuber/Rhizome etc.
Family: Iridaceae (Irises)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Light Blue
Bloomtime: Summer
Synonyms: [Aristea capitata]
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 10-15 F
Aristea major - A herbaceous perennial from South Africa with rigid, linear leaves. Fragrant 1" wide true blue flowers with purple stamens and yellow anthers bloom on multiple (up to 8) 3-5 foot tall flower stalks in the summer. Plant in full sun. Water occasionally to very little. Hardy to at least 15 degrees F (maybe as low as 10 F). Reportedly resistant to deer and snail predation. A very hardy species that is found all along the Drakensberg mountains. We grew this plant from seed received in 1992 from Kirstenbosch Botanic Garden. It finally flowered 10 years later in 2001! Our plants are now divisions from this original crop. The correct current name for this species is now Aristea capitata.  The information on this webpage is based on research conducted about this plant in our nursery library, from online sources, as well as from observations made of it as it grows in the nursery in containers, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens where we have observed it growing. We will also incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing  Aristea major.
 
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