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Dietes vegeta


Dietes vegeta is an iris-like plant with narrow blades of foliage and white flowers accented with yellow and purple.

Dietes vegeta produces cheerful iris-like blooms from spring throughout summer. Blooms are white with yellow and purple accents rising above vase-like clumps of narrow, sword-like, blue-green leaves. Drought tolerant once established. Great in the mixed border, containers, pond and pool side plantings. Tolerates a variety of well-drained soil conditions. Lift and protect over winter where not cold & wet hardy. Deer resistant. Also known as D. grandiflora and Moraea iridoides. Photo Credit: Rachel Z.

Common Name: Fortnight Lily

Family: Iridaceae (The Iris Family)

Zone Hardiness: 8-11

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 2-4'

Width: 3-5'

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour: Purple

Class: Evergreen

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring - Fall

Soil Moisture: Average, Drought Tolerant

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No



Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: from dry bush land, mountain cliffs to moist forest margins.


Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Southern Africa and Madagascar

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