(Syn. Moraea sisyrinchium) This lovely plant is to be found across some of the coastal regions of the Mediterranean. They are much shorter than other Irises and their proportionately large blue flowers, which appear in early spring, usually only open if the day is warm and often not until late afternoon when they are absolutely gorgeous.
Seeds can be sown at any time but are best sown in winter or early spring to benefit from a cold spell in the wet compost to break their dormancy. We advise covering seeds very thinly with sand or fine grit to about the depth of the seed size. If the seeds do not come up within 6 to 12 weeks the damp seed tray can be given cold treatment in a fridge for about four weeks. They may still take very many months to appear, so please never discard the pot or tray.
Common name:Barbary Nut, Moraea sisyrinchium
Packet Content:8 (Approx)