All Things Gardening forum: Woo Hoo - Dietes is gonna Bloom

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Name: David Laderoute
Zone 5B/6 - NW MO (Zone 5b)
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DavidLMO
Mar 13, 2016 6:19 PM CST
Dietes Grandiflora

Grown from seed two years ago and residing in my back bedroom now. 3 flower stems spiking up. I am elated! Wish I could get it outdoors - but not yet.

I thought it would take another couple of years since it has to make a rhizome (or something bulbous.)

Yes - I will take pics. These are lovely plants.
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Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Mar 14, 2016 7:59 AM CST
I really need to see a picture as I do not know this plant at all.
Thanks in advance!
Name: David Laderoute
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DavidLMO
Mar 14, 2016 8:56 AM CST
@CarolineScott - There are several type of Dietes in the data base here. This is the one I am growing.

Butterfly Iris (Dietes grandiflora)

I don't remember how many I planted - likely 6 cells. The pot I have them in has 3 or 4 plants and I will likely up-size the pot this year.

They are tender in my zone as they are from S. Africa. During the Summer, I place them outside in full sun. I bring them in mid October and have kept them in my back bedroom now for 2 winters where they get West window sun. I also have Dierama in there with them among other tropicals and tenders.
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Name: David Laderoute
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DavidLMO
Apr 30, 2016 6:47 PM CST
Showing lots of color. Will likely be in full bloom in a few days. No real idea cause I have never seen one bloom before. Green Grin!
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Name: Cinda
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gardengus
May 3, 2016 6:26 AM CST
Waiting to see Smiling

They look lovely from photos I have seen
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Name: David Laderoute
Zone 5B/6 - NW MO (Zone 5b)
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DavidLMO
May 5, 2016 8:41 PM CST
Bloom lasted for like less than 2 days. Grumbling Was gonna take a pic this morning and both blooms were done. Sighing!

I must say, it was beautiful -- while it lasted.
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Name: Amanda
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pepper23
May 6, 2016 6:13 PM CST
Next time don't move so slow!! Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: David Laderoute
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DavidLMO
May 16, 2016 7:28 PM CST
It bloomed again!!! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!

I knew nothing about their bloom.

Here is a pic of mine : nodding


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Sorry - the pic is kinda sucky. I know nothing about using my wife's camera. Big Grin

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Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
May 17, 2016 5:31 AM CST
Thumbs up
very nice
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.

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