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Fast-Growing, Prolific Iris

African Iris, Dietes iridioides, is an evergreen perennial with fantastic flowers. Plant a few in your rock garden or perhaps in a wooded area where African Iris plants will lend color and definition. These would also do terrific in some poolside containers, or mixed sporadically into a border.

Iris’ always have the look of the exotic about them, but unlike many fancy perennials that require pampering, Iris’ tend to be hardy, easy-to-care-for plants…and African Iris is no exception. Your African iris is a magnificent Iris variety, with 3-inch blooms shooting up amid the lance leaf-like foliage from spring through fall.

The gorgeous blossoms are pristine white, accented with shades of yellow and lavender. Each spectacular bloom lasts one day, but with the repeating nature of this Iris variety, you won’t miss out on enjoying its marvelous display. The dark green leaves of your African Iris are evergreen, so will provide some vertical definition to your landscape even when it’s not in bloom.

Africa Iris plants will grow 2 to 3 feet tall with a 3 to 4 foot spread. It has a clumping habit and vigorous nature. African Iris is a very hardy perennial that requires no special care and adapts easily to a variety of conditions.

Iris’ tend to be hardy, fast-growing perennials that not only produce fantastic, exotic-looking blooms, but maintain an evergreen nature. They’re perfect for almost any location. It’s the type of perennial you can plant and forget…but you’re sure to not forget this impressive Iris when it’s in your yard this year!

* Summer flowers
* Works well in containers
* Profuse/repeat bloomer
* Fast growing
* Evergreen
* Standing water tolerant
* Cold hardy


African Iris Is Suited to Grow in Zones 8-11
Growing Zones 8-11
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Dietes iridioides
Foliage Green
Mature Height 2 - 3 Feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White