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A picture of a Peacock Iris

Peacock Iris

Moraea spp.

Also known as

Cape Tulip, Tulp (Afr.)

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Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Tender

13b

USDA zone

18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

90cm

Max

Min

8cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

Peacock Iris Overview

There are about 120 species in this genus of deciduous or semi-deciduous cormous perennials occurring in seasonally moist grasslands in Sub-Saharan Africa. From spring to summer, the plant produced a succession of short-lived iris-like flowers.

Common problems with Peacock Iris

Generally problem free

    How to harvest Peacock Iris

    Generally not harvested

    How to propagate Peacock Iris

    Division

    Divide offsets in dormant season.

    Seed

    Sow seeds in spring, flowering can take up to 3 years starting from seed.

    Special features of Peacock Iris

    Pot plant

    Plant in well draining medium, don't water in dormant season.

    Other uses of Peacock Iris

    Edible

    Some species have edible corms, but some are poisonous.

    Spring Flowering Bulbs

    Flowering in spring these bulbs give a beautiful display.

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    Summer Flowering Bulbs

    Plant out these flowering bulbs in spring to enjoy their summer performance.

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