Dietes grandiflora

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AVERAGE SIZE (H) x (W): 1m x 1m
FLOWERING TIME:   J F M A M J J A S O N D
FRUITING TIME:   J F M A M J J A S O N D

The wild iris is a fast-growing, evergreen perennial that forms a clump of long strappy leaves. Once established, the plant flowers for many months. It bears masses of large, delicate white-orange-and-mauve flowers displayed on tall stalks.

ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS:
Attracts bees and other pollinators.

MAINTENANCE:
The 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.

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

LANDSCAPING USES:
Mass plant at the back of a mixed border to create a stunning display. Dietes is planted extensively on its own or with Agapanthus sp. to create a dazzling summer display.
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