Some moraeas can be a challenge to grow, but not this dazzling one. A very drought tolerant species, this is long-blooming, vigorous, and gets bigger and stronger every year here in a well-drained corner of our African garden, bearing large, deep blue to violet, iris-like flowers with yellow nectar guides, on strong stems. It is equally happy whether in a pot or in a rockery.
Grows in the winter rainfall areas of South Africa. The flowers are white with yellow stripes, sometimes blue.
It is a perennial plant producing annual growth up to 45cm tall from a perennial, underground corm.
The plant is sometimes gathered from the wild for local use as food.
Sow the seed thinly so that the young plants can be grown on in the pot without disturbance for their first year. Give an occasional liquid feed to ensure that the plants do not become nutrient deficient.
Price is for 6 seeds
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