Dietes grandiflora

Dietes grandiflora

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Botanical Name

  • Dietes grandiflora

Common Name

  • Large wild iris


  • Grootwilde-iris


  • 2.5L (N4 Bag)
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Dietes grandiflora is a perennial, evergreen plant which grows  up to 1.5 m, forming large clumps.  The plant grows from underground rhizomes.

The long, rigid, sword-shaped leaves, held in a fan shape, are dark green and may reach up to 1 m long and 15-20 mm wide.

The attractive flowers, held on erect slender stems about 1 m in length, are large (about 100 mm across) and are white with yellow nectar guides on the outer tepals and violet central segments.

The flowers are borne in masses at certain periods — often after rain in summer. The individual flowers do not last more than a couple of days (so are of no use in a vase) however, the plant bears so many flowers during the peak period that the plant looks most striking.

This plant is occasionally called the “Fairy Iris” because the fragile white petals not only look like fairy wings, but also have a tendency to disappear mysteriously overnight!

The large wild iris fruit is a large capsule up to 45 mm which is held erect and splits open to release shiny, dark brown seeds.


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