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Moraea spathulata

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to May
  • Height0.5m to 1m
  • Spread0.1m
  • Flower ColourBright golden yellow
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Moraea spathulata. This species is marginally frost-hardy species and grows about 1.2 m. It has bayonet-shaped foliage, which is usually prostrate. The flowers are about 8cm wide and bright yellow with an iris-like shape they bloom in the spring.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous or Semi-evergreen

Origin

C & S. Africa

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°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.

Propagation

You can propagate from offsets or from seed.

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