-Moraea X Homeria
-Yellow emerges again
-The pumpkin Moraea
I'm experimenting with hybridizing the genus Moraea. Most of my focus is on the "Peacock" species and their relatives (technically subgenus Vieusseuxia), although I sometimes dabble in others. These are my 2015 results. I'm an amateur, and welcome your advice and feedback.
In addition to the hybrids, I grow just about every winter-growing species of Moraea that I can get my hands on. I'd love to correspond and share plant material with anyone else who’s growing Moraea species or hybrids. Since some of the species are threatened in the wild, I think it’s important to grow and share them, and I am doing my best to help.
You can find my contact info here. For more details on my breeding program, see here.
Here are my favorite new hybrids from 2015:
MM 11-91 (Probably Moraea flaccida X M. villosa form a)
This is a hybrid between Moraea villosa and one of the plants in subgenus Homeria (probably Moraea flaccida). I didn't think it was possible to cross them, and as you can see the flowers are very distinctive looking.
MM 11-15c (Moraea villosa form b X (neopavonia x villosa) )
MM 11-19a (Moraea aristata X villosa form a)
MM 11-30b ( (M. aristata x calcicola) X (atropunctata x neopavonia) )
MM 11-140a. (M. villosa form b X M. tulbaghensis with blue eye)
MM 11-165a ( (atropunctata x calcicola) X (atropunctata x calcicola) )
MM 12-125a ( (aristata x (atropunctata x neopavonia) ) X atropunctata )
This is my first 2012 hybrid to bloom, and I really like it. The bright orange center and icy white tepals remind me of a white-skinned pumpkin.
For more information. About 30 new crosses bloomed for me in 2015. You can see listings for each of them in the 2015 archive at right.