Common Name: The Butterfly Iris
Seed Count: 50
Family: Hardy Bulb
his lovely Moraea from the mountains of South Africa grows in large clumps on the banks of streams. It has a branched stems that sets it apart from other Moraea with large iris like flower of clear bright yellow with yellow brown throat and darker veining. The intense perfume is almost overwhelming. Flowers stems can reach 80cm tall, while thin strap like foliage can reach 150cm tall. A wonderful bulb for a moist position. 150cm x 60cm.
Seed can be sown at any time. Sow seed into good quality compost or seed raising mix. Cover with river sand or compost to seeds own depth. If sown in seed trays outdoors germination may not occur until dormancy is broken by a period of chilling. (Winter) To hasten process place seed in a moist seed tray and in a polythene bag and placed in fridge at 4 degrees C for 2-3 weeks. Then remove from fridge and polythene bag and place outside in an unheated poly house or plunge them to the rims in a shady part of the garden and cover with class or clear plastic. Seed is very irregular to germinate but should germinate over the spring summer, transplant each one when large enough to handle in their own pot. Some seed may lay dormant and not germinate until the following spring.