African Iris

Description
Botanical Name: 
Dietes iridioides

An Iris-like, rhizomatous perennial with attractive blooms in spring and summer. Bears sword-shaped, semi-erect, basal leaves in a spreading fan, 8" to 1 1/2' long, 1/2" to 3/4" wide. Blooms are white petals with a central yellow blotch, pale violet appendages from the center, 2 1/2" to 3" wide, on wiry stems. Gives a sub-tropical look to your garden.

Plant Characteristics
Plant Category: 
Perennials
Name: 
African Iris
Plant Type: 
Perennial
Flower: 
White petals with a central yellow blotch, pale violet appendages from the center, 2 1/2" to 3" wide
Mature Size: 
3' x 2 1/2'
Water: 
Moderate
Exposure:: 
Full sun, part shade
Spacing: 
1 1/2'
Soil Type: 
Clay; loam; sand; acidic; slightly alkaline; well drained
Planting Time: 
Any season
Comments

Do not cut flower stems, they last about a year.