Morea huttonia

Paul Tyerman
Wed, 09 Apr 2003 16:04:57 PDT
At 09:44  9/04/03 -0500, you wrote:
>Dear all;
>	Thanks for the input on possible hardiness. Jim S's trial is 
>worth repeating. I tried M. polystachyea near the foundation -south 
>facing and somewhat dry in winter with no survival of mature bulbs. 
>Paul, I'd be glad to try a few seeds and nurse them in a cool 
>greenhouse for a year or two before testing some outside. I hear it 
>gets to almost 4 ft! in the Kew.


I'll find the seeds for you (they're from last season, but being an irid it
should not be a problem).  Mine germinated within 10 days when sown a month
or two after harvesting, from memory.  Mine in a pot got to 3 foot tall so
I'd imagine in the ground they would be a little taller.  Do you also have
M. spathulata?  That one is a big bigger and is a much brighter yellow with
orange signal.  It has established large clumps in my garden and seeds
rather freely (however the seedlings are pretty easily identifiable and
removable if I don't want them.... something that hasn't happened yet <Grin>).

I have just put some pics up of M. huttonii for you on the PBS wiki at ....……

and a picture of one of my M. spathulata clumps at....…

I hope this is of some help.


Paul Tyerman
Canberra, Australia.  USDA equivalent - Zone 8/9

Growing.... Galanthus, Erythroniums, Fritillarias, Cyclamen, Crocus,
Cyrtanthus, Liliums, Hellebores, Aroids, Irises plus just about anything
else that doesn't move!!!!!

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