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Dietes sp., Wild Iris, Fairy Iris, African Iris

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 Dietes sp.
Family: Iridaceae
Wild Iris, Fairy Iris, African Iris
Origin: South Africa
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersBlue/lavender/purple flowersYellow/orange flowers

These are evergreen perennials with spreading fans of stiff, leathery sword shaped leaves. The upright clumps of leaves are held in a vertical fanlike plane and they spread on creeping rhizomes. The flowering stalks are branched and stiffly wiry, bearing irislike flowers throughout spring and summer. Grow fortnight lilies in light, dappled shade to nearly full sun.

Species and varieties:

Dietes bicolor

Dietes grandiflora

Dietes iridioides Amatola


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 Dietes sp., Wild Iris, Fairy Iris, African Iris

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Dietes sp., Wild Iris, Fairy Iris, African Iris

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Dietes grandiflora (?)
Dietes sp., Wild Iris, Fairy Iris, African Iris

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Dietes grandiflora (?)
Dietes sp., Wild Iris, Fairy Iris, African Iris

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Dietes grandiflora


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Apostle Plant. Iris with white flowers.
Plants mature to flowering size from seed in less than a year. The common name, Apostle Plant, comes from the belief that a Neomarica will not bloom until the plant has 12 leaves. Cold hardy only to about 30F.
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Grown in 6"/1 gal pot

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