Dietes is a genus of rhizomatous plants of the family Iridaceae. Common names include Fortnight lily, African iris, Morea or Moraea iris, Japanese iris and Butterfly iris, each of which may be used differently in different regions for one or more of the four species within the genus. Most species are native to southern Africa, with one (Dietes robinsoniana) native to Lord Howe Island off the coast of Australia.
A drought tolerant plant with blue centred white iris flower. Flowers best in the full sun.
USDA Zone - 8
Season to Sow - Spring
Photos with credit to the late Rod and Rachel Saunders, eminent experts on South African indigenous flora.
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