Wild Iris, Fortnight Lily, Cape Iris, Dwarf White Dietes
Dietes iridioides 'Tiny Dancer'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dietes (dy-AY-teez) (Info)
Species: iridioides (ir-id-ee-OY-deez) (Info)
Cultivar: Tiny Dancer

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

Perennials

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

Leathery-Textured

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Bergen,

Gainesville, Florida

Lecanto, Florida

Richmond, Texas

Spring, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Oct 15, 2011, Kaelkitty from Adelaide
Australia (Zone 10a) wrote:

A note regarding propagation by seed:

Although this plant sets seed readily (at least in my semi-arid Zone 10A conditions) it IS a cultivar, and as such it should be noted that seedlings may not completely resemble the parent plants and should NOT be distributed under the cultivar name.

Having said that, I am growing some from my own seed, and so far they do seem much smaller than the species D. iridiodes. The seedlings I have are as yet too young to flower and I am waiting to see if they will flower at the same low height as the parent plant.

Positive

On Apr 15, 2009, wormfood from Lecanto, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

Takes the same care as my Dietes grandiflora but not as showy and flower doesn't last as long.

Positive

On Mar 28, 2009, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

A dwarf variety, reaching 1' x 1' at maturity.