Gynandiris is a small genus from the Mediterranean basin, parts of W. Asia and S. Africa. It is characterised by its fugacious Iris-like flowers and small, nut-like corms. Current thinking suggests that it is better merged into Moraea. Whatever the validity of this the genus (or section) comprises 2 or 3 species in the N. Hemisphere and approximately 7 more in S. Africa.
Most of the species root and grow during autumn and winter then flower in spring, when they produce a long lived succession of short lived flowers. They enjoy classical Mediterranean bulb conditions in cultivation - fertile, loam-based soil or compost, good drainage, lots of sun and a dry summer rest.
Order from Autumn list only.