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Dietes iridioides 'White Tiger' (Dietes)

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Plant description

Dietes 'White Tiger' is a clump forming rhizomatous perennial, with iris like flowers on variegated strappy foliage. Normal green foliaged Dietes is a garden and landscaping favourite due to its hardy and easy care nature, and 'White Tiger' adds year round interest from the green and white striped foliage. This plant will grow in full sun or part shade, and is very drought tolerant once established. It is frost and salt tolerant, and will grow in most soil types that are free draining. It produces white, mauve and yellow flowers in spring. It is rarely troubled by pests or diseases.

Parts of this plant are poisonous. It can also cause skin irritation in some people.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: white and mauve and yellow
Flowering season: spring

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.6 metres
Minimum height: not specified

Maximum width: 0.5 metres
Minimum width: not specified

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

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

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Insects.

Climate

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

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: moist, well-drained.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Soil pH: 6.1-7.8

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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