Stunning white flowers 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 and are covered in decorative blue freckles. From all angles they are really fine-looking blooms.
A popular but hard to find bulb, Moreaeas are actually pretty easy to grow, and best left in the ground to naturalise. The foliage and flowers emerge winter to spring and are then dormant through summer. The flower stems grow 15-35cm tall and the narrow foliage is 15 -40cm.
Plant Peacock Iris in 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 relatively dry during dormancy. They are South African natives and hardier than their delicate exterior would suggest.
Our tip, keep an eye out for the new growth, drying out during the start of their season is the biggest cause of failure, especially in pots. If you experience a dry August it is best to water.
Supplied as: Bulb
L Winter to E Spring
Cool to Mediterranean
Unavailable in TAS
Full Sun to Semi Shade