African Iris

Description
Botanical Name: 
Dietes bicolor

An Iris-like, rhizomatous perennial with attractive blooms spring and summer. Tuft-forming with long, narrow, erect basal leaves, 8" to 1 1/2' long, 1/2" to 3/4" wide. Blooms are pale to mild yellow with a brown blotch, 2 1/2" to 3" wide. Gives a very sub-tropical look to your garden.

Plant Characteristics
Plant Category: 
Perennials
Name: 
African Iris
Plant Type: 
Perennial
Flower: 
Pale to mild yellow with a brown blotch, 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 for about a year.