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African Iris


This vigorous evergreen forms a fan of dense, long-lasting dark green grass-like foliage. Bears waxy white flowers with yellow-orange and lavender markings on the petals on flower stalks to 4 feet tall. Prefers semi-shaded areas.

Dietes vegeta (D. grandiflora)(D. iridioides)(Moraea iridioides)

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf length : 24"

Leaf shape : Narrow; grass-like; sword-shaped

Leaf color : Dark green

Flower Characteristics

Flower width : 3"

Flower color : Violet-Blue

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen

Average size maturity width : 2 ft.

Average size maturity height : 3 ft.

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : 10 to 15 F( Z8a)

Sunset zone : 8, 9, 12-24

Water requirements : Regular

Light exposure : Partial Sun

Landscape Attributes

Attractive bark :Yes