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Dietes bicolor

Common names: Yellow Wild Iris, Peacock Flower (E); Isiqungasehlati (Z); Poublom (A);

Native to: Southern Africa
Grass, Perennial, Shrub

Dietes bicolor

EVERGREEN

FULL SUN

SEMI-SHADE

FROST HARDY

LOW WATER REQUIREMENTS

FAST GROWER

ATTRACTS BIRDS

ATTRACTS INSECTS

FLOWER COLOUR:

AVERAGE SIZE:

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

Dietes bicolor

DESCRIPTION

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.

WILDLIFE
WATER REQUIREMENTS
Water moderately in summer. The plant is dormant in winter so will only need watering every second week.
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.
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.
GARDEN THEMES
Bushveld, Country, Forest, Formal, Grassland, Rockery, Woodland
FOLIAGE
FRUIT
PESTS & DISEASES
The yellow wild iris is rarely attacked by pests.

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