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Aristea ecklonii

Blue Stars (english)
Blousterre (afrikaans)

Taxonomy:

Family IRIDACEAE
Genus Aristea
Specie ecklonii
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Basionym Aristea ecklonii

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Description:

Aristea ecklonii is hardy, evergreen, clump-forming, perennial bulbous plant with narrow, strap-like, slightly pleated leaves that are carried in a fan.

It bears flowering stems of amazing pale to deep mauve-blue flowers from August. to March. 

It requires morning sun as the flowers open in succession early in the day and close in the afternoon. 

It grows best in moist conditions near ponds or well-watered areas. Attracts Carpenter Bees to the garden. A lovely garden plant.

Size 30 to 40cm

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KwaZulu Natal, Eastern Cape

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