A new Moraea hybrid

Michael Mace michaelcmace@gmail.com
Tue, 18 Feb 2014 19:53:43 PST
The spring Moraea-blooming season is underway here at my house, a month
early. Plants in bloom include Moraea tricolor, macronyx, tulbaghensis,
tripetala, ciliata, gawleri, and atropunctata. I've also just gotten a
flower from my first new Moraea hybrid of the year, a cross between Moraea
tricolor and M. macronyx.


If you're not familiar with those species, they're both low-growing plants
whose flowers last for only a single day. Fortunately, they bloom over a
fairly long period lasting several weeks to more than  a month. So they're
worth growing, and the flowers are always a nice surprise when they pop up


Moraea macronyx has white and yellow flowers that are very clean and
vibrant, while Moraea tricolor is famous for its bright pink flowers. Put
them together and you get something that has yellow, mauvey-red, and white.
I think it's really interesting.


You can see photos here:





San Jose, CA

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