African Iris (Dietes bicolor)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Dietes bicolor Accepted
Moraea bicolor Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8b -9.4 °C (15 °F) to -6.7 °C (20 °F)
Plant Height: 18 inches - 24 inches
Plant Spread: 18 inches - 24 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Other: Creamy white
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Seed readily germinates, sow in spring or autumn
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Other: Rhizomes
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

First bloom of the season

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Location: Houston, TexasDate: 2011-07-22
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Location: HoustonDate: 2014-05-19
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Location: South FloridaDate: 2014-05-26African Iris can withstand the heat of South Florida. It's an att
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Location: my garden Date: 2016-03-28
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Location: my garden Date: 2017-06-23
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Location: Bonnells Bay, N.S.W., AustraliaDate: 2017-12-22
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Posted by OldGardener (So Cal - Zone 10b) on Jul 16, 2014 1:05 PM

Do NOT remove the stem that bloomed as it will bloom next year. Each stem blooms for multiple years.

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Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Sep 19, 2011 7:19 PM

African Iris is a clump forming perennial with slender sword-like, arching leaves. The flowers are yellowish to pale creamy white and very attractive. I have two large clumps of this plant growing in my backyard.

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Plant Events from our members
got2b On May 19, 2015 Transplanted
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piksihk On April 20, 2019 Bloomed
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piksihk On June 23, 2017 Bloomed
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piksihk On March 29, 2016 Bloomed
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