Whats blooming in the park this week.. is this a Moraea?

Leo A. Martin leo@possi.org
Mon, 12 Nov 2012 00:25:17 PST
Mary wrote

> I am both happy and sad to hear it is Moraea polystachya.?
> ...
> Sad because I did not irrigate those all summer so they may not come
> back.
> It seems strange a corm would want moisture while dormant.

That wasn't what we meant. Don't worry; especially in relatively cool
Santa Barbara, the plant should be just fine with no summer irrigation.
I'm pretty sure it would survive there with no irrigation ever, just your
natural rainfall.

We noted the summer irrigation because it is unusual for a winter-dormant
corm to survive summer irrigation, but this one does.

Leo Martin
Phoenix Arizona USA

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