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Dietes bicolour (Peacock flower)

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Plant description

dietes bicolor peacock flower.

dietes bicolor peacock flower

Dietes bicolor, the peacock flower, is a hardy clumping, evergreen perennial plant with long sword shaped leaves and pale yellow flowers attractively marked with dark purple spots, outlined with orange. It is widely used for road side plantings and for landscaping, as it is very hardy, disease and pest resistant, and looks good with minimal care. It is fast growing, and will form a large weed suppressing clump. It flowers for long periods, from spring to summer.

Dietes tolerates a wide range of soil types, including very poor soil. It grows and flowers best in dappled shade to full sun. It will also grow in full shade, but flowering will reduce in lower light conditions. It is salt, drought and frost resistant.

Dietes grow from an underground rhizome. Propagation is from division of the plant.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: yellow and purple and orange
Flowering season: spring summer

Plant size

Maximum height: 1 metres
Minimum height: 0.8 metres

Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: 0.4 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Insects, lizards.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: dry, moist, well-drained.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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