• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate grower to 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide clumps.
    Key Feature:
    Easy Care Plant
    Blooms:
    Spring through fall
  • Detail
    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
    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.