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Moraea ciliata


Moraea ciliata. (Iridaceae) Fringe Tulp, growweuintjie. It grows up to 20 cm high and has no branches. It has an underground stem with a single inflorescence. The flowers are enclosed in a single spathe instead of the usual two. The flowers are always strongly scented and have a sweet, rich, spicy fragrance. They are unusually variable in color. Although blue is the most common, yellow to brown and white flowers also occur. Sowing : Seed is sown in autumn, thinly, in deep (min. 10 cm) seed trays, to allow for root development. The soil medium should be well drained, a recommended mix being 2 parts sand : 2 parts compost : 1 part loam or equal parts sand and compost, and the seeds should be planted 3-4 mm deep, covered with clean sand and kept moist and lightly shaded. Locality: Quaggafontein. Harvest: October 2023


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