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Peacock Iris

Intricate colouring.

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Stunning white flowers ornamented with an iridescent blue pattern.

Each petal has intense colouring, just like the eye of a peacock feather overlaid on a white background. The Peacock Iris flowers are around 5cm across. The underside of the petals are also white but covered in decorative blue freckles. So from all angles they are really fine-looking blooms.

A popular but hard to find bulb. Moreaeas are actually pretty easy to grow, and they are best left in the ground to naturalise. The foliage and flowers emerge winter to spring and they are dormant through summer. The flower stems grow 20-35cm tall and the narrow foliage grows 20-40cm.

Plant Peacock Iris in well moderately rich soil. Humus rich soil is preferred. Grow in full sun to light afternoon shade. Water in and keep moist during active growth and keep relatively dry during dormancy. They are South African natives so hardier than their delicate exterior would suggest.

Code

MORPI

Botantical name

Moraea aristata

Height

25-35cm

Width

5cm

Flowers

L Winter to E Spring

Climate

Cool to Temperate

Availability

Australia wide

Aspect

Full Sun to Semi Shade

Supplied as

Bulbs

Water needs

1