Dietes bicolor ( Peacock flower/Fortnighty lily/African iris ) – Tube stock


An evergreen, rhizomatous perennial with upright, lime-green leaves growing to approx 1m in length.
This Dietes forms a dense clump of foliage to approx 90cm.

* Mass plant for a showy display, use dotted throughout borders or as a low, informal hedge.
* Extremely hardy plant that requires little care.

20 in stock



Position : Full sun, Semi shade
* Native to South Africa.

They produce beautiful yellow flowers with maroon patches at the base of the petals.
In warm climates, this rhizomatous evergreen perennial forms a clump that expands over time and flowering is continual through the growing season.

Flowers only last one day, but are quickly replaced by new flowers the next day.
To encourage more flowers, remove the seed pods as they form.

Foliage is strap-like and looks very much like iris foliage in the landscape.

In cooler climates, Dietes is best grown as an annual or container plant that can be protected in winter.
Plants bloom best in a sunny location, however in hot regions they prefer some afternoon shade.
While Dietes can tolerate some dry soil conditions, they perform best with regular watering.
Plants are tolerant of most pests, but are sometimes susceptible to rust.


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