Wild Iris, Fortnight Lily, Cape Iris (Dietes vegeta)

San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

Wild Iris, Fortnight Lily, Cape Iris
Dietes vegeta

I can hardly wait for the blooms to open on this iris each year. The colors are so refreshing. The yellow with splotches starting at the base of each petals sets off the violet. The middle petal is picking up the pink from the coleus. Be sure to not cut off the bloom stalk after the bloom fades. More blooms will be produced on it. Shown in April. (San Antonio, Tx.)

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Piedmont, MO(Zone 6a)

I saw this blooming in Florida and it seems they called it African Iris for some reason. It is quite lovely.

Our bearded irises are blooming here, along with Siberian, Louisiana, and Yellow Flag Irises. The hybrids are a little behind the old fashioned ones. Do you grow a lot of irises?

San Antonio, TX(Zone 8b)

It is a native to Africa. Mine was labelled "Butterfly Iris". I have a few different types. I wish that I had space for more. Some of mine are behind in their blooming due to the cool spring and lack of sunlight. Thanks for your comments.

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