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Moraea huttonii

Family iridaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z6-10)
Flowers yellow
Size to 36"
Light sun
Cultural notes prefers moist soil in summer

Bulbous perennial from South Africa, produces fragrant yellow flowers, with a maroon splotch. It prefers to grow near water, with wet feet during its season of growth. Long floppy leaves.
My two attempts to establish them in Pennsylvania yielded seedlings, but no survivors remained by the following season. So I'm giving them another try, this time in Texas.

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 '02 trade. Baggy 35F (4w) - 70F (70%G, 8-23d)
  2. Seed from NARGS '08/'09 exchange, cold-stored through summer. Baggy 35F (7w) - 70F (56%G, 11-18d)
  3. Seed from NARGS '17/'18 exchange. Baggy 70F (32%G, 10-21d)
  4. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (11%G, 33-46d)
  5. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (no G, 23d - moldy)

A fairly short cold treatment apparently suffices. Slow to produce top growth after germination.

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