Dietes iridioides - butterfly iris
Lovely white six-petaled flowers in abundance, and grassy foliage, like an iris. Good around waterways. Low maintenance, ideal for landscaping, erosion control and weed suppressing. Smaller than the similar grandiflora, with smaller all-white flowers.
Dietes iridioides - butterfly iris, wild irisAPPEARANCE: Clumping compact grassy plant with white butterfly-like flowers on long stems.
USE IN: Ideal used as a border and edging plant or throughout rockeries. Also perfect for steep embankments, erosion control, and underplanting.
PLANTING : Plant in a full sun to partly shaded position in the garden. Tolerates most soil conditions. Fertilise yearly with a slow release fertiliser.
CARE: Mulch and water regularly until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks. Drought and frost hardy so little maintenance is needed after initial care. Plants may be divided once established.
HEIGHT & WIDTH: 1m H x 0.6m W.
YOUR PLANTS: These are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide. You can see an example in the image gallery.
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