Shire Wild Bulbs and Nursery
Iridaceae Moraea

Moraea

A very large genus of about 200 species, occurring in all South African biomes. They are loved by collectors for their diverse number of species and beautiful brightly coloured delicate flowers. Winter growing species need a well-drained sandy soil, regular watering in their growing season and a lot of sun. The evergreen summer-rainfall species need compost-rich acid soil kept damp and a position that receives a lot of sun.

 

Name Moraea huttonii Moraea huttonii shire indigenous bulbs
Common name Large Golden Vlei Iris                                                             
African name  
D/E evergreen
Rainfall summer
Height 1m
Light requirements fs
Flowers October
Medicinal uses  

 

Name Moraea reticulata                                                                     Moraea reticulata shire indigenous bulbs
Common name Large golden lily
African name  
D/E evergreen
Rainfall summer
Height 1.3m
Light requirements fs
Flowers February
Medicinal uses  

 

Name Moraea spathulata Moraea spathulata shire african bulbs
Common name Large yellow moraea
African name ingqunda (z)
D/E evergreen
Rainfall summer
Height 1m
Light requirements fs
Flowers November
Medicinal uses

Used in traditional medicine to treat infertility and as a protective charm. Leaves used to make rope.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Shade Code

FS -  full sun
SS -  semi shade
S -    shade

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