Dietes bicolor

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 Dietes bicolor subsp. var.  Wild iris, African iris, Fortnight lily
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Habit: bulbous
Height: to
Width: to
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Height: 24 in to 36 in
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Lifespan: perennial
Origin: S Africa
Poisonous:
Bloom: early spring, mid spring, late spring, early summer, mid summer, late summer
Exposure: sun, part-sun
Water: moderate, dry
Features: evergreen, flowers, drought tolerant, fire resistant
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USDA Zones: 9 to 10
Sunset Zones:
Flower features: yellow, brown, multicolored
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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Moraea bicolor, Steud. Habit of M. iridioides: fls. 2 in. across, yellow, with beautiful brown spots on the outer segms.; style-crests yellow: lvs. 1½-2 ft. long: sts. 1-2 ft. long: style-crests small. Cape Colony, southeast district. B.R. 1404. L.B.C. 19:1886. P.M. 9:29 (all as Iris bicolor). R.B. 33:21.


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Dietes bicolor (variably known as African iris or Fortnight lily) is a clump-forming rhozomatous perennial plant with long sword-like pale-green leaves, growing from multiple fans at the base of the clump.

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