Variegated African Iris, Fortnight Lily, Fortnight Iris

Dietes iridoides 'Variegata', D. vegeta

Iridaceae

Variegated African Iris, Fortnight Lily, Fortnight Iris
Beautifully variegated foliage marked with blue-green and cream when grown in shade and green and creamy yellow when grown in more sunlight make this evergreen African Iris a standout in the garden or in containers year round. The Variegated African Iris slowly multiplies and seems to be just as tough and durable as its solid green cousins enjoying well-drained soils and tolerating a variety of light conditions. The flowering stems produce white iris-like flowers marked with orange and purple. This unusual African Iris may also produce long runners along which it will produce young plantlets that will root into the ground or can be removed and transplanted once they reach about 6" high. Simply remove the runners if additional plants are not desirable.

 

Grows To: 18-24"H x 16-24"W

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 9,10,11,(8B?)

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Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Filtered shade, Light shade

Indoor Light: Direct sunlight, High

Soil Types & Moisture: Well draining, average moist. Never soggy wet.

Deer Resistance: Not Normally Bothered

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Container Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml

Price: $ 14.99
Catalog ID# 11084
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