A lovely Mediterranean representative of the genus - this produces slender foliage and then, in Spring, a short stem is topped by a good-sized, short-lived, classically Iris-shaped flower of bright blue which opens in the warmth of the afternoon.
Fresh flowers are then produced, in succession, by each plant.
This is a new stock of a lovely dwarf form with very short stems.
A victim of name changes, current botanical thinking suggests this should now be called Moraea mediterranea.
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