Dietes iridioidesItem #6160 USDA Hardiness Zone: 8 - 11
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Exotic white flowers with yellow and purple-blue markings burst from stalks amid stiff, iris-like, evergreen foliage. Profuse bloomer; blooms last only one day but are quickly replaced. Fire resistant.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.Average Landscape Size:Moderate grower to 2 to 3 ft. tall and 3 to 4 ft. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:dy-AY-teez ir-id-ee-OY-deezPlant type:PerennialDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate grower to 2 to 3 ft. tall and 3 to 4 ft. wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Spring through Late FallFlower color:WhiteFlower attributesShowy FlowersDesign IdeasHere is a white Iris that is simple to maintain and fits into virtually any garden, from prim perennial borders to low-maintenance parking lots! One of the best all-purpose plants for home landscapes, it stands up to heat, drought and neglect. Flank gateways with them, add to courtyards and entry gardens, or spot into larger foundation plantings, where the vertical reed-like foliage makes a great accent or contrast. A perfect plant to grow beside koy ponds, streambeds and fountains. Evokes the Mediterranean countryside when planted below or beside wall fountains. Or, evoke ancient Rome with this Iris in classical terra-cotta pots on pedestals or lined on steps. Grow as a low hedge around edges of porches and decks.Companion PlantsClethra (Clethra); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Coneflower (Echinacea); Sweetspire (Itea); Fothergilla (Fothergilla)
- CareCare InformationThrives in fertile, well-drained soils, but highly adaptable. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old flower stalks. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.