Dietes grandiflora - Large Wild Iris - 10 seeds
Dietes grandiflora, also called large wild iris is a perennial with evergreen leaves and large, attractive (10 cm) flowers. The name Dietes means having two relatives and refers to the relationship between this genus and Moraea and Iris. Grandiflora means large flower. The attractive flowers are large (about 100mm across) and are white with yellow nectar guides and outer tepals and violet central segments. The flowers are held on erect, slender stems which are about 1m in length. Dietes grandiflora is occasionally called the Fairy Iris because the fragile white petals not only look like fairy wings, but also have a tendency to disappear mysteriously overnight! This is a popular, easy-to-grow garden plant which will grow under most conditions. Dietes grandiflora is both frost and drought hardy and will grow in either sun or shade. However, for best results and most flowers, plant Dietes grandiflora in full sun or light shade in well composted, well drained soil and water well in summer.