Moraea iridioides (White) - Bulb

Moraea iridioides is a stunning flower and looks beautiful in rock gardens and as a base planting or in containers.
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About Moraea iridioides

Dietes iridioides is the scientific name of this perennial shrub. The flowers may last only one day. Flowering occurs at 2-week intervals, hence the sometimes used common name of fortnight lily.

Common Name African iris, Cape iris, fortnight lily, Morea iris, wild iris, dietes
Height Up to 4 feet
Flower Colour White flowers marked with yellow and violet
Bloom Time Spring, Summer, Fall
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • Remove the damaged and dead leaves
  • Remove the seed pods so they encourage blooming
  • Watch for root rot; reduce watering for the winter
  • Water when the soil feels dry to touch

Moraea iridioides care

  • Prepare inches of soil layer and 2 inches of compost
  • Plough the rhizomes 2 inches deep
  • Keep the distance of 2 to 3 feet
  • Place the rooted part downside and tip upperside
  • Propagate by seed or division of the rhizome
Sunlight Full Sun, Partial Shade
Watering Medium
Soil Moderate fertile, moist, and well-drained soil.
Temperature 17 to 25 degrees C
Fertilizer Use any organic fertilizer.
Harvest Season Spring, Summer, Fall

Moraea iridioides special feature

Deer Resistant, Drought Resistant

Moraea iridioides uses

Ornamental Use:

  • These plants are popular landscape plants

Frequently Asked Questions

How tall do moraea iridioides grow?

On average moraea iridioides grows Up to 4 feet

What color are moraea iridioides ?

A moraea iridioides plant bears flowers of color White flowers marked with yellow and violet

How hard is moraea iridioides to grow?

A moraea iridioides is Easy to grow

How much sunlight does a moraea iridioides need?

A moraea iridioides prefers Full Sun, Partial Shade

How much water does a moraea iridioides need?

A moraea iridioides prefers watering Medium

What kind of soil does a moraea iridioides need?

Moderate fertile, moist, and well-drained soil.

What temperature does a moraea iridioides like?

17 to 25 degrees C

How should I fertilize my moraea iridioides ?

Use any organic fertilizer.


Sunday, 02 February 2020

Kapil Yadav

Saturday, 05 October 2019

Can this be grown in terrace.

Jaganmohan Endla

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