The African Iris is also known as the Fortnight Lily, Morea Iris, Butterfly Iris, or White African Iris. This flowering plant is a native plant to Southern Africa. It’s beautiful white flowers are accented with shades of yellow and blue and are a great addition to any landscaping project. The Dietes iridioides is sure to bring your home’s yard a rich sense of beauty. It is particularly popular in homes in Cape Coral, Pine Island, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, and Naples, .
The white blooms average a width of 3 inches and sit on top of green stalks that average 2 to 5 feet tall. The blooms typically last for 1 to 3 days. African Iris is a perennial, which means it constantly grows new blooms and will provide natural beauty to your home or yard all year round. If you are looking for something similar, the Blue Iris is another beautiful option.
The African Iris is notable for its durability in various conditions. For example, it can tolerate standing water just as well as it can tolerate drought conditions. No need to worry about how the Iris will fare in Southwest Florida’s climate. It will thrive in the hot, rainy season as well as the cooler, dry season.
The Dietes iridioides has a moderate growth rate, meaning that it will grow at a pace that is easy to keep up with. It is also a clumping plant and will slowly grow horizontally, providing you with more blooms each and every year. If you do not want your Iris to grow outward, simply trim it back every so often to your preferred size.
They do not require much maintenance once they are established. It is recommended that you fertilize them every so often so that the blooms remain as vibrant as possible!
Call us to see if we currently have the African Iris in stock, or come visit our Garden Center in Pine Island to see for your self. Depending on the quantity, we offer delivery and installation in Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Naples and all of Southwest Florida!