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A picture of a Peacock Iris

Peacock Iris

Moraea spp.

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Tender

Expected size

Height
Spread

90cm

Max

Min

8cm

Flowering

This plant has a mild fragrance

Overview

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.

Common problems

Generally problem free

    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.

    Uses

    Edible

    Some species have edible corms, but some are poisonous.