A picture of a Morisia

Morisia

Morisia spp.

Morisia monanthos 1 by http://www.fleurs-des-montagnes.net (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Morisia Overview

Morisia is a monotypic genus in the Brassicaceae family, comprising of one species, M. monanthos, which is also called M. hypogaea. This species is native to the islands of Corsica and Sardinia in the Mediterranean. It is a perennial flowering plant with a tap-root and a rosette of finely-divided leaves and yellow cup or salver-shaped flowers. In cultivation they prefer to grow in very well-drained soil in full sun and with protection from wet winters.

How to propagate Morisia

Seed

Seed in autumn.

Cuttings

Root cuttings in winter.

Special features of Morisia

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Morisia

Suitable for screens, rock gardens and alpine houses.