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Dietes butcheriana - Wide-leafed Dietes

This listing for information only - We no longer grow this plant  

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Iridaceae (Irises)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Blue & White
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Dietes butcheriana (Wide-leafed Dietes) - Strap leafed plant that grows 3 feet tall with broad shiny dark green leaves. The inflorescence is irregularly branched with white flowers that are slightly smaller than the fortnight lily ( D. vegeta) with a touch of yellow (nectar guides on outer tepals), orange (on the claws) and white on the style branches. Naturally found growing in the deep shade of the mist-belt forest areas of Natal. Flowers in spring and summer. Has proven hardy to at least 26 F in the understory within our garden.  This description is based on our research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery and our own landscape plantings and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments we receive from others and appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Dietes butcheriana