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Moraea (South African Iris)

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Moraea are iris-like plants from South Africa with long, broad lanceolate and usually evergreen to semi evergreen leaves with similar, large flowers as real iris. Hardy in a sheltered place in the rockery garden in full sun to half-shade with a good mulch layer as protection against freezing through. After heavy freezing plants will resprout in late spring, excellent pot plants for an unheated wintergarden or greenhouse. All Moraea should be given some extra drainage in order to keep rhizomes rather dry in winter. Will flower freely if happy.
Sow seeds flat at some 15°C to 20°C in any well drained, yet humus rich substrate. Keep pots in a sunny spot and keep soil slightly moist from below. Most species will require a prolonged cooling period prior to germination and a drop down to 10°C at night may significantly enhance the germination process. Germination will either occur in autumn for wintergreen species or in late spring for summer growing members. Do not expose sowing pots neither to freezing temperatures nor to more than 30°C. All are best sown in an unheated, yet frostfree wintergarden or greenhouse.
All are USDA Climate Zone 8 unless stated differently.
20 seeds per package.
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Moraea alticola

Moraea alticola

70 (100)cm, makes only a single leaf and rather large, dull yellow flowers. For any rich, well drained substrate in a sunny spot. During dormancy reduce watering to a minimum. In winter keep at a minimum of some 12°C. VI-VII.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 1410 € 5,99
Moraea bellendenii

Moraea bellendenii

50 (100)cm, makes an upright elegant stalk topped with bright lemon-yellow flowers. Native of rocky or clay soils from Darling to Plettenberg Bay. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. Requires a good winter protection (i.e. dry mulch layer). Best grown in pots under frostfree conditions in a cool greenhouse or wintergarden with reduced watering and a winter minimum of some 5°C. VII-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 6012 € 4,99
Moraea bifida

Moraea bifida

30 (60)cm, very variable in size, produces a single leaf and tricolored flowers in rich salmon, white and yellow. For any well drained soil in partial shade to full sun. Requires winter protection (mulch layer). VII-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 1411 € 4,99
Moraea ciliata

Moraea ciliata

10 (20)cm, a dwarf species with dense, dark green leaves and few fragrant white, blue to yellowish-brown flowers. V-VII.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 0067 € 4,99
Moraea collina

Moraea collina


20 seeds per package.

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seed package8617 € 5,99
Moraea cooperi

Moraea cooperi

15 (25)cm, a smaller species with quite large, bright yellow iris like flowers on a terminally branching stem and grass-like, very thin leaves. For any rich, well drained soil. Keep preferably frostfree in winter with reduced watering and a minimum of some 5°C. Excellent in an unheated greenhouse or cold wintergarden. VII-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 6246 € 4,99
Moraea elegans

Moraea elegans

25 (35)cm, has showy bright yellow flowers with an orange tip separated by a greenish band. III-IV.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 0068 € 7,99
Moraea elliotii

Moraea elliotii

40 (50)cm, medium sized Moraea with folded leaves and nice violet blue flowers with contrasting yellowish-orange nectar guides. For any well drained soil in a cool greenhouse or wintergarden, supposedly not hardy enough in the open garden. Partial shade to full sun. USDA Climate Zone 9. VII-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 1412 € 4,99
Moraea falcifolia

Moraea falcifolia

5cm, a miniature species with a dense basal leaf rosette and few white flowers with a yellowish base on outer petals. For any rich, well drained substrate. In winter during dormancy keep bulbs drier and at a minimum of some 5°C. V-VII.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 0069 € 4,99
Moraea flaccida (One-leaf Cape Tulip)

Moraea flaccida (One-leaf Cape Tulip)

40 (60)cm, One-leaf Cape Tulip is a proliferous, readily self-seeding species from the Cape Region in South Africa. It makes a tall branching stalk with several showy pale orange flowers. For any rich, well drained substrate. In winter during dormancy keep bulbs drier and at a minimum of some 5°C. V-VII.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package0027 € 2,79*
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Moraea fugacissima (syn. Galaxia fugacissima)

Moraea fugacissima (syn. Galaxia fugacissima)

5 (10)cm, a beautiful dwarf species with rich yellow flowers on short stalks and narrow and short leaves. For any rich, well drained soil. Keep frostfree in winter with reduced watering and a minimum of some 5°C. An excellent pot plant for an unheated greenhouse, cold wintergarden or sunny window sill. V-VI.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 6256 € 4,99
Moraea fugax

Moraea fugax

20 (40)cm, makes upright stalks with iris like, scented, pale blue, pale yellow to white flowers. It is native of sandy to rocky soils from Namaqualand to Mossel Bay. Best grown in pots under frostfree conditions in a cool greenhouse or wintergarden with reduced watering and a winter minimum of some 5°C. III-V.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 6011 € 7,99
Moraea galaxia

Moraea galaxia


20 seeds per package.

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seed package8931 € 5,99
Moraea galpinii

Moraea galpinii

20 (30)cm, dwarf species with a solitary leaf and brilliant yellow flowers, darker spotted inside. For any well drained soil in partial shade to full sun. Winter protection (mulch layer) is recommendable. USDA Climate Zone 7. VII-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 1413 € 5,99
Moraea gawleri

Moraea gawleri

15 (45)cm, makes showy pale orange to brownish yellow flowers on slender, upright stalks. Native of sandy to rocky soils from northern Namaqualand to Humansdorp. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. Requires a good winter protection (i.e. dry mulch layer). Best grown in pots under frostfree conditions in a cool greenhouse or wintergarden with reduced watering and a winter minimum of some 5°C. VII-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 6010 € 4,99
Moraea hesperantha

Moraea hesperantha

25 (45)cm, makes only two, long leaves and dark purplish-blue flowers. V-VII.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 0070 € 4,99
Moraea huttonii

Moraea huttonii

30 (50)cm, an evergreen species with sweetly perfumed lemon yellow flowers. For any humus rich, slightly moist, yet well drained soil in partial shade to full sun. Leaves will die down from freezing and emerge again in late spring. Evergreen if cultivated in a cool wintergarden or greenhouse. USDA Climate Zone 8. VII-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 1415 € 4,99
Moraea incurva

Moraea incurva


20 seeds per package.

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seed package8328 € 7,99
Moraea knersvlaktensis

Moraea knersvlaktensis

25 (40)cm, has unusual, pale yellow flower petals with an inner rich yellow center and rather broad leaves. For any rich, well drained substrate in a sunny spot. During dormancy reduce watering to a minimum. In winter keep at a minimum of some 12°C. VI-VII.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package9553 € 7,99
Moraea lewisae

Moraea lewisae

25 (40)cm, makes several rich yellow flowers which open in the afternoon and linear, grass-like leaves. For any rich, well drained substrate in a sunny spot. During dormancy reduce watering to a minimum. In winter keep at a minimum of some 12°C. VI-VII.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package9552 € 4,99
Moraea lugubris

Moraea lugubris

20 (30)cm, a small species with brilliant lilac-blue flower on slender stalks. Native of sandy, slightly moist soils from Bokkeveld Mountains to Bredasdorp. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. Requires a good winter protection (i.e. dry mulch layer). Best grown in pots under frostfree conditions in a cool greenhouse or wintergarden with reduced watering and a winter minimum of some 5°C. VII-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 6009 € 4,99
Moraea macronyx

Moraea macronyx

10 (20)cm, dwarf species with pale yellow, fragrant flowers and short leaves with undulated margins. Best grown in a rich, well drained, preferably rocky soil in pots under frostfree conditions in a cool greenhouse or wintergarden.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 3833 € 4,99
Moraea marlothi

Moraea marlothi

50 (90)cm, makes only a s ingle broad leaf and rich yellow or salmon-pink flowers. V-VII.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 0071 € 4,99
Moraea neglecta

Moraea neglecta

20 (40)cm, usually solitary growing species with rich yellow flowers. For any well drained, rather sandy soil in full sun. Provide a good winter protection (thick mulch layer), better in a cool greenhouse or wintergarden. VII-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package 1418 € 4,99
Moraea ochroleuca

Moraea ochroleuca

50 (70)cm, pale to rich yellow or bright orange flowers. In order to enjoy it’s very early flowers it should be grown in pots under frostfree conditions in any well drained soil in full sun to partial shade. II-IV.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 1419 € 4,99