Moraea tricolor Andrews

Family: Iridaceae

Genus: Moraea

Category: Bulb

Zones: Hardy to 10F

Size: To 6" tall

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun


From Bot. Repos. Moraea with a round flower stem ; the leaves grow from the root, are lance-shaped, channelled, and longer than the flower stem; the flowers are terminal, and three-coloured.

Pink, red, purple or yellow flowers are short-lived, fragrant. Yellow nectar guides on the outer tepals.


Published in Bot. Repos. 2: 83 in 1800.

Native to South Africa. Introduced from the Cape in 1799 (Bot. Repos.)


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