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Dietes Grandiflora 17cm Pot

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Dietes Grandiflora 17cm Pot
Common Name: Wild Iris, Day Lilly

Full Sun
Semi Shade
Water Wise
Wind Tolerant
Evergreen
Indigenous

Dietes grandiflora, commonly known as Wild Iris or Large Wild Iris, is a species of the genus Dietes in the family Iridaceae. It is native to southern and eastern Africa and is widely cultivated as an ornamental plant in various parts of the world.

Appearance: Dietes grandiflora is a clump-forming, evergreen perennial with long, stiff, sword-shaped leaves. The leaves are dark green and can grow up to 60 to 120cm in length.

Flowers: The plant produces large, showy flowers that closely resemble irises. The blooms have three large outer petals (falls) and three smaller inner petals (standards). The flowers are white with yellow and violet markings, creating an attractive and elegant display.

Blooming Period: Dietes grandiflora blooms intermittently throughout the year, with a peak flowering period typically occurring in spring and summer. However, in favourable conditions, it may produce flowers throughout the year.

Landscape Use: Wild Iris is a popular choice for landscaping due to its beautiful flowers and low-maintenance nature. It is often used in borders, mass plantings, and as a ground cover in gardens and landscapes.

Growing Conditions: Dietes grandiflora thrives in full sun to partial shade and is adaptable to a wide range of soil types. It can tolerate sandy, loamy, or clay soils and is relatively drought-tolerant once established.

Low Maintenance: This plant is easy to care for and requires minimal attention. It can withstand periods of neglect and is considered a hardy and resilient plant.

Wildlife Attraction: The flowers of Dietes grandiflora attract pollinators, such as bees and butterflies, making it beneficial for supporting local wildlife.

 

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Dietes Grandiflora 17cm Pot

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