Plant Base Online (beta)

botanical name:
Aristea capitata
Aristea capitata © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Blue Sceptre
synonyms:  Aristea major
family:  Iridaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 1.20m
width: 1.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: green
flower colour: blue
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 9 to 11
description:
Clump forming perennial with woody rhizomes. Iris-like strap-shaped leaves and attractive spikes of blue flowers on sturdy erect stems in late summer
A pink flowered form is also available.

cultivation:
Well drained fertile soil in a warm position. Although frost hardy for short periods, needs a mild climate to thrive. Best grown in pots and given winter protection in cold areas.

propagation:
From seed of by division

other notes:
From the Cape Peninsula, South Africa

pronounced: ar-ISS-tee-uh cap-ih-TAH-tuh
Deeproot tree logo

You can also install Plant Base on your computer:

  • self contained application
  • more features
  • update and add records
  • larger and higher quality pictures
  • fast and efficient
  • always available, no connection needed
  • Windows, Mac and Android

details ...