The White African Iris plant is the perfect way to add a touch of the exotic to your landscape without ever leaving your backyard!
African white Iris plants are at home in any garden, offering aesthetic value and a dramatic flair with their beautiful white flowers with yellow accents. These versatile plants are often called butterfly iris or a Fortnight Lily because they bloom in bursts with a two-week cycle of down time. You may see flowers bloom in early spring or fall.
The flowering stems of the African Iris are perennial. You don’t need to cut back the flower stalks after the first flowering as you might for most other iris-like plants. It is similar to the tall bearded iris and of the same origin from South Africa.
There are many flower colors of african iris dietes but the bicolor white and yellow is a good pair together to bring sunshine-y vibes. It is the best white iris variety for gifts for gardeners as it is easy to grow and we have quality plants!
African Iris Care
Reduce watering and fertilizing after flowering. The white blooms do not like standing water or wet soil. Feel free to deadhead spent flower spikes with pruning shears after their 2 week bloom period. It will encourage new growth the next spring bloom.
Once established, the African Iris can handle poor, dry soils, but will do best in a well-drained soil with regular watering during the growing season. Stands up to heat, drought, and neglect. Plant in the spring or early fall for best results.
Dietes iridioides can grow up to 2-3 feet tall and 1-2 feet wide in full sun. African irises are a great statement piece in your garden beds and also make excellent cut flowers. Prefers warmer climates across the United States in department of agriculture plant hardiness zones 8-11.
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- Clump forming
- Low maintenance
- Showy flowers