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Moraea ochroleuca


Moraea ochroleuca. Cormous geophyte up to 1m with a straight stem. Leaf single, rarely two, linear, channelled, trailing above; Flowers foetid smelling, yellow to orange or bicoloured, tepal claws forming a wide cup; flowers enclosed in green attenuate spathes. 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: Citrusdal.  Harvest: December 2023


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