Once established, needs only occasional watering.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||dy-AY-teez BY-kul-ur|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate grower to 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide clumps.|
|Bloom Time||Spring through fall|
|Design Ideas||The 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.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Poolside, Rock Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Clump Forming, Easy Care, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Once established, needs only occasional watering.|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 8 - 10