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Dietes iridioides South African

Genus Species: Dietes iridioides South African    

Common / Product Name: Cape or Native Iris

Habit:   TUFTS (TF)

Available Sizes

Height x Width: 0.6 – 1m x 1.00 – 1.00m

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:   White with Lilac 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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