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Peacock Flower Moraea

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Description

The genus Moraea is an Iris family relative of about 200 species of exotic, drought-tolerant plants, mostly from sub-Saharan Africa. Some moraea species native in South Africa are cold hardy enough for gardens in the Southeast US.

Plant 5-6 corms per 6-inch pot to a depth of 4 inches.

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#sun#bulb#showy flowers#drought tolerant#perennial#container plant#many colors#summer bulbs#annuals
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#sun#bulb#showy flowers#drought tolerant#perennial#container plant#many colors#summer bulbs#annuals
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Moraea
    Family:
    Iridaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Bulb
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Tropical & South Africa, Mediterranean to Western Himalaya
    Bulb Storage:
    Store corms in peat or vermiculite at 35-50 degrees F (2-10C) when dormant
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Bulb
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Perennial
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Pink
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    Simple & elegant iris-like flowers with nectar guides in center
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Rosulate
    Leaf Shape:
    Linear
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Slender, grassy leaves.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Small groups
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought