Typically rosette-forming perennials, with spiny narrow leaves. Tall flowering stems, with white, pink red or yellow flowers in whorls. Each flower has a long, curved tube, enhancing its elegant nature. Best grown in full sun, but should cope with a range of moisture levels.

With thistle-like leaves, Morina is transformed in flower with long, tubular flowers exploding out of the spike. The tube is so long that realistically all that can get at its nectar are moths and butterflies, and the fact the flowers open best at dusk suggests moths may be the most important. But whatever does it, pollination happens, and very obviously so: the flower turns from white to deep pink.

Plants to be propagated in the near future, register your interest To Be Propagated

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