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Dietes irioides is a tough, clumping evergreen perennial plant with strappy leaves and iris-like white flowers with yellow and mauve centres. The blooms only last a day, but are produced for months in spring and summer. A very easy care plant that grows in a wide range of conditions, and is resistant to pests and diseases. Fast growing, it will grow into a large, spreading clump quickly. It will self seed readily, so if volunteer seedlings are not desired, remove the seed heads before they ripen.
Dietes grows from a rhizome, propagation is by division. Seeds also germinate readily.
This plant is poisonous if ingetsed, and can also cause skin irritation.
Flower colour: white and yellow and mauve
Flowering season: spring summer
Maximum height: 0.6 metres
Minimum height: 0.4 metres
Maximum width: 0.4 metres
Minimum width: not specified
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Insects, lizards.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical.
Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.
Clay: dry, moist, well-drained.
Sand: wet, moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 6.1-7.8
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.