KATRINA® African Iris
KATRINA® African Iris
Dietes x 'Nola Alba' Plant Patent #21,460Item #4674 USDA Hardiness Zone: 8 - 11
Exotic white flowers with gold accents appear continuously over an extended season. Tolerates poorly draining soils, resists disease better than others, and thrives in heat and humidity. Seldom sets unsightly seedpods. A portion of the proceeds benefits the America's Wetlands Foundation, helping to restore wetlands in Louisiana. Evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:dy-AY-teezPlant type:PerennialDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.Special features:Easy Care, Heat Loving, Improved Disease Resistance, Waterwise, Year-round InterestFoliage color:GreenBlooms:Spring through Late FallFlower color:WhitePatent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.Companion PlantsSweetspire (Itea); Azalea (Azalea); Coneflower (Echinacea); Clethra (Clethra); Turtlehead (Chelone)
- CareCare InformationThrives in fertile, well-drained soils, but highly adaptable. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. For a neat appearance, remove old flower stalks. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:Selected by Peter Perrino, customer of Monrovia and owner of Perrino's Nursery in Louisiana, for its landscape durability, vigor and its refined appearance. The American Wetland Association will receive a proceed of this plant's profits to benefit their wetlands restoration projects.Lore:This improved variety tolerates poorly draining soils, resists disease better than others, and thrives in heat and humidity. Exotic white flowers with yellow-orange accents appear over an extended season. Seldom sets unsightly seedpods. A portion of the proceeds benefits the America's Wetlands Foundation, helping to restore wetlands in Louisiana.
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