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African Iris

Dietes iridioides
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Evergreen, grass-like shrub with a vase-shaped growth habit. Waxy, white flowers with pale violet throats and yellow markings bloom amid stiff, strap-like foliage throughout the year. Use as an informal hedge, edging or as a container plant. 

Plant with Rhododendron


  • Landscape Size: 3'-4' tall, 3'-4' wide
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun
  • Water Needs: Low
  • USDA Zone: 9a
  • Growth Habit: Upright, Arching, Clumping 
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Attributes: Deer Resistant, Flowers for Cutting, Evergreen, Waterwise, Long Bloom Season

These characteristics apply to the greater Sacramento area and nearby regions. 

Live outside of our area? Please check with your local cooperative extension for the best growing practices in your neck of the woods.

Visit: UC Cooperative Extension Offices

Visit: National County Extension Offices

Green Thumb Guide

Grows well in enriched soil with excellent drainage. Feed with a general fertilizer before and after summer blooms. Cut back spent flower stalks, and divide to prevent overcrowding when necessary.



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