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Dietes butcheriana - Wide-leafed Dietes
   
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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.  Information displayed on this page about  Dietes butcheriana is based on the research conducted about it in our library and from reliable online resources. We also note those observations we have made of this plant as it grows in the nursery's garden and in other gardens, as well how crops have performed in our nursery field. We will incorporate comments we receive from others, and welcome to hear from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if they share any cultural information that would aid others in growing it.