This variety is somewhat smaller and yellowish
Flowering in Western Australia - March 2003
Dietes Bicolor Bloom
Beautiful flower, does great in southern California... Collect seed pods after they have turned brown and dried out.. open pod to retrieve the seeds...
The Dietes bicolor bloom is a soft creamy yellow. There are several blooms per bloom stalk.
A side view of a Dietes bicolor bloom which is aglow in afternoon sunlight.
A closeup view of the Dietes bicolor bloom showing the characteristic markings. The colors of the larger spots blur into each other ... the photo is in focus.
A view of the bicolor iris (Dietes bicolor) growth habit with first opened bloom. Shown in March.
Bicolor Iris (Dietes bicolor) seed pod (seedpod).
More graceful than other of its genus, Dietes
KZN National Botanical Garden, South Africa.. Photo courtesy of Karl Gercens. Copyright Karl Gercens. Conservatory Horticulturist at Longwood Gardens. http://www.karlgercens.com/
Took two years to flower. Zone 9bFL