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Dietes iridioides


By Andrewr

Dietes iridioides (Dietes iridioides)

Rhizomatous perennial from South Africa growing up to two feet. Moist soil needed when flowering but dry and frost free over winter

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Nice one.

2 Jul, 2009


Andrew that is so pretty........

2 Jul, 2009


Hi Andrew. Beattie and I are in the process of buying Dietes seeds . . . any tips you can give us, please?

13 Jan, 2011


Sheila - I bought a plant so I can't give much advice about growing from seed (my 'bible' just says sow the seed in autumn or spring).
Once the plant is established, it needs moist conditions during the growing season (it grows beside streams in the wild) but less water in the winter. Do not cut off the old flower stems as these will carry new flowers the following season.
Sorry I can't be of more help

13 Jan, 2011


Thanks very much for that. We'll enjoy giving it a try, anyway.

14 Jan, 2011

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