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African Iris

Dietes iridioides

Pronunciation: dy-AY-teez ir-id-ee-OY-deez
SKU #06160
8-11

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OVERVIEW
Description 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.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Once established water during dry spells.
Blooms Spring through Late Fall
Mature Size Moderate grower to 2 to 3 ft. tall and 3 to 4 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care, Waterwise
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Clumping
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container, Hedge, Poolside
Design Ideas Here 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.
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Clethra (Clethra); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Coneflower (Echinacea); Sweetspire (Itea); Fothergilla (Fothergilla)
CARE
Care Thrives 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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-11

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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.