Peacock Iris

Peacock Iris

Intricate colouring.

 
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Available in the following states:
ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, VIC and WA

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
Size: na

Code

MORPI

Botantical name

Moraea aristata

Height

20-35cm

Width

5cm

Flowers

L Winter to E Spring

Climate

Cool to Mediterranean

Availability

Unavailable in TAS

Frost hardiness

Frost Tender

Aspect

Full Sun to Semi Shade

Supplied as

Bulb

Size

na

Water needs

1