Dietes iridioides South African
Genus Species: Dietes iridioides South African
Common / Product Name: Cape or Native Iris
Habit: TUFTS (TF)
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
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.