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Botanical Name: Dietes spieces
Common Name(s): Wild iris
Categories: Ground Covers and Perennials
These plants are very tough and wil tolerate sun or deep shade, poor soils, and dry conditions. The flowers are flat, lacking and upward-pointing petals of an iris, produced in Summer. Individually flowers only lasts a day or two. It bears grass-like foliage. These five spcies are indigenous to Southern Africa, D. bicolor, D. butcheriana, D. flavida, D. grandiflora and D. iridioides.
Botanical Pronunciation: DEE-ah-teez
Semi Frost Hardy
The flowers are flat, lacking and upward-pointing petals of an iris, produced in Summer. Individually flowers only lasts a day or two.
This species bears grass-like foliage.
Lord Howe Island (coast of Australia.)
Uses in landscape design
This plants can be used in containers, mass planting, as a ground cover and as accent plants.