Fortnight Lily

Moraea bicolor

An evergreen perennial that forms neat clumps of tall, flat, sword-like leaves. Stiff stalks carry iris-like blooms in pale butter yellow with distinct, maroon blotches. Valued for its long bloom period from spring into fall, this species is considered an all-purpose plant, as it performs well in beds, borders, containers, or water-side locations.


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Fortnight Lily

Moraea bicolor
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Approximate size upon delivery*

1 gallon, 10"h x 7"w

Deciduous / Evergreen

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Special Features


Common Nursery Plant Forms

We use plant forms to describe how a plant has been grown in our nursery. Here are some common nursery plant forms explained.

A bush or multi refers to a shrub or small tree grown with multiple stems.

A standard has been trained to have a single trunk.
Many bush/multi plants are also available in standard form, so be sure to check the form when you add plants to your cart.

A column refers to a tree or shrub grown into a tall, narrow shape.

An espalier is a plant trained to grow in a two-dimensional form against a trellis.

Staked plants will be tied to a wooden or plastic stake during the growing process. This technique is generally used on vines but is sometimes used for certain trees or shrubs.