Orthrosanthus, Plant Profile and Landscaping Uses
Orthrosanthus are a flowering grass like plant, with iris like flowers they are an evergreen perennial with strappy foliage. Species originate from Mexico, Australia and South America so a little variety exists within the genus.
Tall growing to around 1m Orthrosanthus multiflorus has flowers forming on spikes in spring to summer. Best planted in a clump in the border or in a rock garden. Mass plantings as a flowering border or edging plant also work well.
Growing well in part to light shade Orthrosanthus are best in a position with some protection from very hot drying afternoon sun although they are fairly drought tolerant.
Best divided every 2 – 3 years to help maintain vigour. Generally sold by wholesale growers as tubestock, however also available in advanced sizes.
These species are all from Western Australia and are readily available from wholesale growers.
- O. multiflorus – Most widely offered and the taller growing type, from South Western Australia
- O. laxus nana or ‘Dwarf Morning Iris’
- O. muelleri or South Sterling Morning Iris
- O. polystachyus
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