A lovely, iris-like flower from South Africa. Grows into clumps of light green sword-shaped leaves, producing lots of flowers from late spring right through the summer to the first frost. Flowers are white or pale yellow with brown markings – they last for one day, to be followed by lots of others. Grows to a height of 75cm – 1m.
Dietes bicolor likes a sunny to part-shaded spot and will tolerate both marshy (eg pond-side) and dry soils. Flowers best when fed and watered regularly. Will tolerate light shade. Looks nice grown together in groups along paths or next to driveways. Lift the rhizomes if planted in areas with frosts greater than -7°C and store over winter. Or these are good plants to grow in large pots and move indoors in winter.
Pack of 15 seeds. Sow in spring or autumn (needs cool temperatures). Sowing instructions and a colour photo are printed on the packet.
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