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
Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Secondary Bloom Colour: Purple
Bloom Time: Spring - Fall
Soil Moisture: Average, Drought Tolerant
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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