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Striped Fortnight Lily


This evergreen, variegated perennial is useful in mass plantings, as a container plant, or as a solitary accent plant. It produces clumps of long, upright narrow leaves that are a dull green with creamy-yellow marginal stripes. Flushes of white flowers rise above the foliage in two-week cycles giving this plant its common name of fortnight lily.

Dietes vegeta 'Variegata' (D. grandiflora)

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf length : 4'

Leaf shape : Sword-shaped

Leaf color : Variegated - Dull green with creamy yellow stripes

Flower Characteristics

Flower width : 3"

Flower color : Purple

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen

Average size maturity width : 2-3 ft.

Average size maturity height : 3-4 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