When in 1826 the English botanist John Lindley gave the name "Marica sabini" to a purple flowering Iridacea, he wanted to honor his collegue Sir Edward Sabine. Following the rules of botanical name-giving from 2007 the species should be "sabinei" because there is no reason why the "e" should be missing.
At the moment under this latin term several former species of Neomarica are summarized as one. Their characteristics are:
big plants up to 200 cm (80") length of the leaves
blooms mostly purple-blue (with variations partly of completely white)
developing plantlets on top of the flowering stem aufter blooming.
The seeds from which I got flowering plants where sold with the following names: