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Dietes 'Orange Drop' - Orange Drop Fortnight Lily
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Iridaceae (Irises)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Cream
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Synonyms: [Dietes 'Lemon Drop, Hort]
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Dietes 'Orange Drop' (Orange Drop Fortnight Lily) - Evergreen perennial with short narrow dark leaves to 24-30 inches tall with cream flowers in spring through summer that have a distinct orange yellow spot on the base of the petals. This is probably the best of the hybrid Dietes to come from James Gridlian's Oakhurst Nursery. We originally grew this plant under the name Dietes 'Lemon Drop' but were alerted that the true 'Lemon Drop' was a taller plant with paler foliage and that the flowers have a yellow spot. Plant in full sun or light shade and water little to moderately. Plants look best in light shade with infrequent irrigation. Hardy to about 20-25 degrees F.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any 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 'Orange Drop'.