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Products > Moraea polystachya
 
Moraea polystachya - Peacock Flower

THIS LISTING FOR INFORMATION ONLY - WE NO LONGER GROW THIS PLANT 

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Bulb
Family: Iridaceae (Irises)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Flower Color: Blue Violet
Bloomtime: Fall/Winter
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: <1 foot
Exposure: Full Sun
Drought Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): No Irrigation required
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
May be Poisonous  (More Info): Yes
Moraea polystachya (Peacock Flower) - Cormous perennial (bulb) with 2-4 narrow leaves that wrap the stem at the base and twist and lay towards the tapering tip. The flower stalks, which appear in Southern California from fall until spring, rise to 12-18 inches high and bear violet to pale blue iris-like flowers with yellow centers (nectar guides on the outer tepals). These flowers individually only last a day but each stalk can produce a succession of blooms which may last 6 to 8 weeks. After flowering the plant produces abundant seed which can spread around the garden (some consider this beautiful plant a pest !). It tolerates summer water but survives well without. Best in well-drained soils in full sun. It is hardy to 20-25 F - may be hardier but will bloom later in season in cooler locations.  This description is based on our research and our observations of this plant growing in containers at our nursery, in our own garden and in other gardens. We always appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or have additional cultural tips that would aid others growing Moraea polystachya .
 
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