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Item ID: 3384
Genus: Moraea
Plant Lists: Drought Tolerant, Deer Resistant, South African Plants, Great For Shade
Plant Type: Flowering, Bulb, South African Bulb
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Moraea pendula 

Moraea pendula


Like y’all needed another Moraea to lust after! Moraeas are notoriously not the easiest South African bulbs to grow (& we usually have very limited crops when we’re able to offer them) but they’re irresistible Irids & who are we to not grow something just because it’s challenging, rare & seriously desirable? Moraea pendula fits that bill rather nicely, though I wouldn’t call it the hardest Moraea to grow, really. It’s got wee little pendulous flowers of brilliant canary yellow that look like perfectly formed Lilliputian lilies, each with orangey red anthers. The glaucous leaves are quite long & trailing – almost as unusual as the blooms. Great in a pot, where you can easily restrict water during the Summer (recommended) & control drainage (good drainage is preferred.) Flowering occurs around April & lasts a few weeks. Native to South Africa. Grows to 3’ high, but very narrow.


Claire Woods
Propagator

Sun-Pt.Sun
Low-No Summer Water

Perennial
USDA Zones 9-10

Item ID: 3384
Genus: Moraea
Plant Lists: Drought Tolerant, Deer Resistant, South African Plants, Great For Shade
Plant Type: Flowering, Bulb, South African Bulb