Dietes bicolor

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AVERAGE SIZE (H) x (W): 1m x 1m
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An attractive perennial or small shrub which bears masses of lemon-yellow flowers with dark brown spots in the centre. The flowers are borne on tall stalks above clumps of light-green strap-shaped leaves.

MAINTENANCE:
The yellow wild iris is low maintenance. Do not rush to remove spent flower stems as they often contain more buds. You may, however remove old leaves and stems to keep the clump tidy. It self seeds quite readily, so if you would like to get more from your plant, allow the flower stems to dry out on the plant and release its seeds.

WATER REQUIREMENTS:
Water moderately in summer. The plant is dormant in winter so will only need watering every second week.

GARDEN THEMES:
Bushveld, country, forest, formal, grassland, rockery, woodland

LANDSCAPING USES:
Dietes bicolor is a versatile plant that can tolerate various conditions. It can be mass-planted as a groundcover or may be used singly as an accent plant.
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