Dietes bicolor (Moraea)

Fortnight Lily

Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.

Plant Type: Perennials / Shrubs

Evergreen-Deciduous: Evergreen

Overall Mature Size: Small

Also Grown As: Bush

Mature Height & Spread: 3-4' x 3-4'

Natural Growth Habit: Vase

Native To: Africa

Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Water: Medium Water

Flower Color: Yellow

Bloom Time: Spring, Summer, Fall

Special Features: Deer Resistant / Desert Conditions / Drought Resistant / Seacoast Conditions

Container Sizes: #1, #5

Sunset Garden Zones: 8, 9, 12-24

A Bit More

The elegant iris-like blooms of this evergreen perennial have massive appeal in a low-maintenance landscape.  Appearing on 2’ tall stalks at intervals that last approximately two weeks, the pale yellow flowers are dotted with dark brown or maroon spots.  The common name of “Fortnight Lily” refers to periods of flowering where individual flowers last only one day but are immediately replaced by another and so on for two weeks.   Long tapering sword-shaped leaves form tidy clumps that emit stems of flowers from spring through fall.  Regular watering is appreciated but they are tolerant of infrequent water once established.

A Bit More

The elegant iris-like blooms of this evergreen perennial have massive appeal in a low-maintenance landscape.  Appearing on 2’ tall stalks at intervals that last approximately two weeks, the pale yellow flowers are dotted with dark brown or maroon spots.  The common name of “Fortnight Lily” refers to periods of flowering where individual flowers last only one day but are immediately replaced by another and so on for two weeks.   Long tapering sword-shaped leaves form tidy clumps that emit stems of flowers from spring through fall.  Regular watering is appreciated but they are tolerant of infrequent water once established.