Also known as
Cape Tulip, Tulp (Afr.)
This plant has a mild fragrance
Peacock Iris 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 with Peacock Iris
Generally problem free
How to harvest Peacock Iris
Generally not harvested
How to propagate Peacock Iris
Divide offsets in dormant season.
Sow seeds in spring, flowering can take up to 3 years starting from seed.
Special features of Peacock Iris
Plant in well draining medium, don't water in dormant season.
Other uses of Peacock Iris
Some species have edible corms, but some are poisonous.
Summer Flowering Bulbs
Plant out these flowering bulbs in spring to enjoy their summer performance.Explore all