Plants That WalkPosted: May 1, 2012
Walking Iris in bud.
Walking Iris in bloom.
More Peacock Moss
Hedychium Butterfly Ginger
Plants walking? Do they have a plan? Just letting them be and observing brings questions to mind.
The Walking Iris, as the name implies has a plan to walk on. The flowers bloom on long stems, form plantlets and find their way to the soil to root.
The Peacock Moss seemed to have definite vision of where it wanted to be. It left the large pot on the porch, grew along the edge of the patio and headed to a new home in a garden bed continuing on for almost twenty feet.
The Butterfly Ginger was lined up against the fence and chose to head forward through the bed, under and around a rock barrier and is about to become intertwined with another planting.
The final photo shows a small Bulbine in the raised bed and a a larger one that had left and traveled across the space. The Bulbine still in the bed is making its way out.
Of course as these plants walk on, they continue to automatically fill the garden.