Dietes Bicolor Fortnight Lily Flower Seeds
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Dietes Bicolor Fortnight Lily Flower Seeds

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15 Dietes seeds. Dietes bicolor, the African iris, fortnight lily or yellow wild iris, is a clump-forming rhizomatous perennial plant with long sword-like evergreen pale green leaves, growing from multiple fans at the base of the clump. This species belongs to the iris family Iridaceae. It can form large clumps if left undisturbed for years. It is commonly cultivated in its native South Africa, where it is often used in public gardens, beautification of commercial premises and along roadsides. It is also cultivated in mild temperate zones elsewhere.

The blooms, appearing in spring and summer, are pale yellow with three dark purple spots, which may be so dark as to appear black. Each is surrounded by an orange outline. They are followed by a capsule that may bend the flower stalks to the ground.

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Growing Instructions

The seed of the plant germinates readily when sown in spring or autumn in a good, moist seedling medium. Geminates at5-25C. Sow direct into soil, keep moist. Can be sown any time of year as long as temperature doesn't drop below 15c.