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Dietes Bicolor 17cm Pot


Dietes Bicolor 17cm Pot
Common Name: Yellow wild iris, Day Lilly

Full Sun
Semi Shade
Water Wise
Wind Tolerant

Dietes bicolor, commonly known as African iris or Peacock flower, is a species of the genus Dietes in the family Iridaceae. Native to southern Africa, this plant is widely cultivated in various regions for its attractive flowers and ornamental value.

Appearance: Dietes bicolor is an evergreen perennial with long, sword-shaped leaves that grow in fan-like clumps. The leaves are dark green and can reach a height of about 60 to 120cm.

Flowers: The flowers of Dietes bicolor are the main attraction of this plant. They are striking and resemble irises, with three large outer petals (falls) and three smaller inner petals (standards). The blooms are predominantly white with vibrant yellow and mauve markings, giving them a beautiful and eye-catching appearance.

Blooming Period: Dietes bicolor produces flowers intermittently throughout the year, although the peak blooming period is often during the warmer months of spring and summer.

Landscape Use: This plant is commonly used in landscaping for its ornamental value. It is suitable for borders, mass plantings, and as a ground cover in gardens and landscapes. The flowers add a touch of elegance and colour to outdoor spaces.

Growing Conditions: Dietes bicolor is adaptable to a wide range of growing conditions. It thrives in full sun to partial shade and can tolerate various soil types, including sandy or clay soils. Once established, it is relatively drought-tolerant.

Low Maintenance: African iris is a low-maintenance plant, making it a favourite for many gardeners. It requires minimal care and can tolerate neglect to some extent.

Wildlife Attraction: The flowers of Dietes bicolor attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies, adding to its ecological value in the garden.


Dietes Bicolor 17cm Pot