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Moraea polystachya

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.5m to 8.5m
  • Spread0.1m
  • Flower ColourPurple blue
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Moraea polystachya. A cormous perennial with linear flat leaves to 80cm. Scented blue-purple flowers to 8cm in summer. From South Africa.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous or Semi-evergreen

Origin

S.Africa

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Rich, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH5.5 to 6.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

The bulbs should be planted in full sun, They like a fairly rich soil and good drainage which is essential. They need plenty of water during growth but must be kept dry when dormant. You can propagate from offsets or from seed.

Propagation

Seed in autumn the winter species, and the summer species by seed in spring.

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