Peacock Iris

Moraea spp.

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There are about 120 species in this genus of deciduous or semi-deciduous cormous perennials occurring in seasonally moist grasslands in Sub-Saharan Africa. From spring to summer, the plant produced a succession of short-lived iris-like flowers.
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Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Fruiting time

Spring, Summer

Harvesting

Generally not harvested

Propagation

Division

Divide offsets in dormant season.

Seed

Sow seeds in spring, flowering can take up to 3 years starting from seed.

Special features

Pot plant

Plant in well draining medium, don't water in dormant season.

Special features

Origin

Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia, Middle East

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Clay, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Neutral

Frost hardiness

Tender

Uses

Edible

Some species have edible corms, but some are poisonous.

Personality

Family

Iridaceae

Flower colour

White, Yellow, Blue

Scent

Mild

Problems

Generally problem free
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