Dietes hybrida ‘Lemon Drops’

Lemon Drops 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

Very similar in shape and habit to Dietes vegeta, this Dietes hybrid ‘Lemon Drops’ is distinguished by darker foliage, creamier background petals, and smaller overall size.  Like its close cousin, it bears dark green slender long leaves that are mostly vertical with a few weeping leaves that form a tidy clump.  It will ultimately reach 2.5’ in height and 2’ in width when planted in its favored partial shade to full sun exposure and well-drained soil.  Creamy white iris-like blossoms are punctuated with lemon yellow splotches and a charming accent of purple at the center.  These appear from spring through summer in profusion.  Once established, this evergreen requires infrequent watering, hence its popularity for areas where drought can be a problem.

A Bit More

Very similar in shape and habit to Dietes vegeta, this Dietes hybrid ‘Lemon Drops’ is distinguished by darker foliage, creamier background petals, and smaller overall size.  Like its close cousin, it bears dark green slender long leaves that are mostly vertical with a few weeping leaves that form a tidy clump.  It will ultimately reach 2.5’ in height and 2’ in width when planted in its favored partial shade to full sun exposure and well-drained soil.  Creamy white iris-like blossoms are punctuated with lemon yellow splotches and a charming accent of purple at the center.  These appear from spring through summer in profusion.  Once established, this evergreen requires infrequent watering, hence its popularity for areas where drought can be a problem.