Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Low
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Moderate grower to 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide clumps.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Easy Care Plant
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Spring through fall
Botanical Pronunciation:mor-EE-a BY-ko-lor
Plant type:Perennial
Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
Growth rate:Moderate
Average landscape size:Moderate grower to 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide clumps.
Foliage color:Green
Blooms:Spring through fall
Flower color:Yellow
Flower attributesShowy Flowers
Design IdeasThe flowers of Fortnight Lily glow in the dark and look exotic in tropical gardens--despite the plant's tolerance of a hard frost. It is one of the best all-purpose plants for beds and borders, where it functions a lot like an Iris, but with a much longer bloom period. This plant is equally at home in Asian-garden schemes, where it is grown beside koy ponds or streambeds as a flowering reed. With its drought-resistance, it is commonly used in dryland gardens throughout the Southwest, where it takes inland heat in stride. Grow as a low hedge, partition, or simply plant in big pots on a balcony or porch.
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Control weeds until the plants have filled in. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Low
Once established, needs only occasional watering.