A showy plant for bulb enthusiasts, the Large Peacock Flower has big, striking violet blue flowers in spring. Plants grow in the winter by sending up a single ribbed leaf, and flower in late spring and early summer. Flowers have attractive sea-blue centres. They reach a height of 30-50cm.
Moraea tulbaghensis grows best in the UK in pots of well drained potting compost. They need somewhere frost free and with good light for growing in the winter, and the corms need to dry out completely in the summer after flowering has finished. A heated and ventilated greenhouse or conservatory is best.
Pack of 30 small seeds. Sow in the late summer/autumn. Flowering starts in the third season Sowing instructions and a colour photo are printed on the packet.
These plants are increasingly rare now in the wild in South Africa, and these seeds come from cultivated plants grown in the Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden in Cape Town.
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