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Moraea elegans

Family iridaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers yellow-orange (spring)
Size 14"
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil

South African cormous species producing boldly marked fragrant yellow-and-orange flowers. Summer-dormant. Each plant produces a single gray-green leaf. It should be tolerant of the mild freezes Houston's climate produces, although I have not seen an actual hardiness zone rating for this one.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from NARGS '17/'18 exchange. Baggy 70F (3w) - 35F (5w; 85%G, 5w) - 70F (no further G)

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