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Moraea iridoides (Iris, Butterfly)

Iris, Butterfly

Dietes Vegeta

Moraea iridoides

South Africa native clumping perennial with long, dark green strap leaves that is also known as the African Iris.  Flower stems grow right above the leaves and produce white flowers that have a small purple and yellow center. Regular watering and fertilization encourage abundant flowers throughout the summer after the spring blooming period is past.

Dies back in cold winters to a rhizome; between this and the roots African Iris spreads easily by itself. Appreciates pruning in the winter when the leaves lose their color or outright die back.

Perennial Color
Perennial Borders
Containers

Flower Color:

White & Purple

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Height

30- Inches

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Spread

24- Inches

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Interesting Notes


USDA Hardiness Zone 8a

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Item Description
IRI-BUT-05 IRIS, BUTTERFLY View Current Crop Photo

Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Tolerance
High
Exposure
Full Sun to Part Shade
Habit
Semi Evergreen
Perennial
Water Needs
Medium