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Dietes bicolor South African

Genus Species: Dietes bicolor South African

Common / Product Name: Spanish Iris

Habit: TUFTS (TF)

Available Sizes
Tube14cm

Height x Width: 1 – 1m x 1.50 – 1.50m

Pruning: None Light

Frost Tolerance: High

Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance: Medium / Well Drained

Coastal Tolerance: Medium

Drought Tolerance: Medium

Origin: South African

Evergreen: Yes

Flowering: starts: Spring / ends: Early Summer

Flower Colour: Lemon with Brown centre

Irrigation: No watering required once established if planted in suitable conditions. Will require water over long dry periods.

Lower Temperatures: Occasional temperatures as low as -8°C once established.

Upper Temperatures: Temperatures in the Mid 30’s°C to Low 40’s°C.

Fertilising: Slow release low phosphorus fertilizer.

Environment: Plants selected suitable for Melbourne surrounds and southern states of Australia.

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