Dietes bicolorItem #6159 USDA Hardiness Zone: 8 - 10
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Attractive, light yellow iris-like flowers with vivid maroon blotches loom on stiff stalks over neat clumps. Useful in rock gardens, near swimming pools. Fire resistant. Reliable evergreen perennial.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:dy-AY-teez BY-kul-urPlant type:PerennialDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate grower to 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide clumps.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Spring through fallFlower color:YellowFlower attributesShowy FlowersGarden styleContemporaryDesign 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.
- CareCare InformationFollow 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:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.