Moraea tulbaghensis / Peacock Flower / Seeds

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Moraea tulbaghensis / Peacock Flower / Seeds

A spectacular rare plant for bulb enthusiasts. Plants grow in the winter and flower in late spring and early summer, with deep orange, sometimes, brick-red flowers. Flowers have attractive peacock-blue centres.  They reach a height of 40-50cm.


Moraea gigandra 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.


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Hardiness Tender perennial (forms corms)
Flowers Spring
Height 40 - 50cm
Spread 10 - 30cm
Conditions  Grow in full sun and well-drained soil, protected from frost
Sow

Sow in late summer/autumn.  Sow 3-4mm deep in pots of moist well drained seed compost.  Sow two to three seeds per pot.  Keep moist at 15-18C and germination takes 4-6 weeks.  Grow on in a light and frost free place in winter, when seedlings will grow.  

Grow

Keep seedlings in their original pots for two seasons.  Pot on in the third.  Pots must be allowed to dry out in the summer after the plants have finished flowering plants start to grow again in the autumn/winter, for spring flowering.   Protect from spider mites in spring.