Moraea polyanthos
Fri, 15 May 2009 12:21:05 PDT
 Jim, welcome to "fugacious"=transient, ephemeral, evanescent, fleeting, passing, shortlived, transitory, etc. Moraea polyanthos is among a good share of moraeas that are fugacious. Blossom lasts from a few hours to one day+. For some, if you miss lunch or dinner all you see is a withered blossom. However, They have survived for centuries by putting on repeat performances for weeks to months to attract their pollinators. M. polyanthos  blooms toward the end of the winter growing moraea season. With maturity it will produce a number of medium sized light blue ?fragrant? blossoms  during late afternoon to evening and will repeat every few days for several weeks. On my personal 5 star ratings I give it 3 stars. It seems to be self pollinating with many seeds and seems to produce underground cormlets as well. You decide if it is worth it.  Regards,  Bob

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