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More Information About Moraea

The genus Moraea is an Iris family relative of about 200 species of exotic, drought-tolerant plants, mostly from sub-Saharan Africa. Some moraea species native in South Africa are cold hardy enough for gardens in the Southeast US.

Moraea species grow in a stunning array of flower colors and shapes, deserving wider use in the garden. Oddly enough, some moraea species actively grow in winter, and go dormant in summer... Moraea is not confused because it is from south of the equator. Rather, this is an adaptation to the very hot, very dry summers in its native home. Arising from their summer nap in September, many moraea species will bloom in fall. A few more traditional moraea species are winter dormant and bloom in spring.

Moraea prefers part to full sun and well-drained soils, especially during its dormant period. When you are ready to buy moraea for your perennial garden, we hope you'll check out our online offering of moraea for sale.