Dietes bicolor

Botanical Name: Dietes bicolor

Phonetic: Die-EE-teez Bi-color

Common Name(s): Butterfly Iris/African Iris

Family: Iridaceae
Origin: South Africa, Lord Howe Island, Australia
Plant Type: Bulb
Persistence: Evergreen perennial

Leaf Type: Long and narrow                                          
Leaf Color: Green
Texture:  Medium
Density: Medium
Bloom Season: May to September/Spring to fall
Flower Color(s): Light yellow with dark brown teal blotches

Exposure: Full sun
USDA: 9-11
Growth Rate: Fast                                             
Height: 2-4 Feet
Spread: 0.75-1 Feet
Hydrozone: 2/Medium
Soil: Moist, moderately fertile, rich, well-drained soil
Pest: Crown rot, root rot, and rust may occur, scale and nematodes

Features: Showy flower
Uses: Annual, massing, accent, containers

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