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Dietes bicolor

Fortnight Lily, Bicolor Iris, Morea Bicolor

Though its distinctive flowers last only a day, the African Iris flowers often in mild, warm winter climates. Also called the Fortnight Lily because blooms open in 2-week batches. Flowers are white or yellow and their dark markings have colorful orange or yellow highlights. Leaves are sword shaped and eventually form sizable clumps. Drought-tolerant once established, but bloom more when watered. Attractive near water or along dry stream beds in Japanese gardens. Remove seed pods as they form to encourage flowering and prevent volunteer plants from starting. Sold as container stock. Divide infrequently, in fall or winter.
Dietes bicolor, Fortnight Lily, Bicolor Iris, Morea Bicolor
The Iris-like flowers are creamy yellow with maroon-brown blotches.

Attributes - Dietes bicolor

Plant Type: Perennial

Bloom Season: Early Spring through Early Winter

Flower Color: Yellow

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 2 ft. to 3 ft.

Width: 5 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 8, 9, 10, 11

Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Container Plants, Drought Tolerant, Long Blooming, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers.

 
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