A small clumping perennial, Orthrosanthus multiflorus with its attractive blue flowers is commonly called the Morning Flag. Although the flowers ar small, they are bright and rise well above the foliage.
Grass like evergreen foliage and flowers held on tall stems above, it flowers from spring to summer.
This is a plant that will flower in part shade, which makes a very useful plant fr the native garden.
A position in part shade is best in most climates. Dig the soil over well before planting, removing weeds and adding some compost.
Plant and water in with a liquid seaweed fertiliser.
Mulch around the plant to maintain a cool moist root run.
The only regular maintenance required is the removal of spent flower heads to tidy up the look of the plant.
Usually from seed.
- Botanical Name – Orthrosanthus multiflorus
- Common Name – Morning Flag or Morning Iris
- Family – Iridaceae.
- Position – Full sun to afternoon shade.
- Soil – Humus rich moist and well drained.
- Height – To around .5 to .8 metres
- Spread – To around .5 metre.
- Flowers – Blue to Mauve.
- Flowering time – Late winter to spring.
- Frost tolerant – Light frosts only
- Drought tolerant – Medium