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Dietes iridioides


Dietes iridioides

CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
This clump forming perennial is found naturally in dry bushland. It has tall sword-shaped green foliagewhich grows into a spreading fan. Tall stems of large showy white iris-like flowers with marked blue and orange-yellow markings through the spring and summer. Tolerates sunny dry sites and poor soil. Avoid cold frosty sites and sites that get wet in winter. Provides a strong vertical element in the garden.foliage.

 
Genus
Dietes
Species   iridioides
Cultivar  

Common name
Wild Iris

Family name
Iridaceae
Place of origin
South Africa


DETAILS
Height
1 m
Width
.5 m
(expected growth in average NZ conditions in 5 to 10 years)
Leaves
Evergreen

Soil Type
Grows in most soil types / Needs well drained soil

Moisture
Tolerates dry soils

Exposure
Grows in sun or semi-shade / Will tolerate light frost only

Structure / Texture / Whimsical

Perennials

Category
Medium, height 0.6 to 1.2 metres.
Availability
We have this currently available in a POT 2.5 container. Ask for it at your retailer.
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