Dietes grandiflora – Wild Iris
Widely used in landscaping Dietes grandiflora is from South Africa and is a hardy strap leafed plant. Seen in roadside plantings and commercial projects the foliage works well a ground cover with the added attraction of flowers form spring to summer.
Foliage is a mid to deep green, flowers are reminiscent of iris flowers and are a creamy white with yellow/orange and purple markings. Individual plants will reach a height of 60 – 80 cm.
Care and Landscaping Uses
Growing well in full sun to part shade, drought tolerant and needing little care or maintenance once established Dietes grandiflora is regarded as drought tolerant once established. It will cope with wet conditions as well, is frost hardy and virtually pest and disease free. Also copes with coastal conditions.
Maintenance involves removing spent flower heads and dividing larger clumps if they become to crowded.
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