Dietes vegeta (Moraea iridioides)

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: White

Bloom Time: Spring, Summer, Fall

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

Container Sizes: #1, #5, #15

Sunset Garden Zones: 8, 9, 12-24

A Bit More

Elegant long grass-like leaves with stalks of regal iris-like flowers distinguish Dietes vegeta, one of Boething Treeland Farms most requested plants. Blooming nearly year-round at approximately two week intervals (hence the name Fortnight Lily), this east African native is a stunning addition and looks well in rock gardens or amongst other perennials, as a base planting or in containers. A tidy shrub, it rarely exceeds 3-4 feet in height and width and is an excellent subject for gardens surrounding swimming pools. The 3-inch wide flowers are composed of 3 different types of petals, two white and one purple with blotches of yellow thrown in for good measure. They strongly resemble small iris and last only one day each though another bloom is sure to follow. Given regular water and partial to full sun at the outset, it will survive much abuse later in life. Suggested for Sunset Western Garden Climate Zones 8, 9, and 12-24, it tolerates drought, fire damage, and seacoast conditions.

A Bit More

Elegant long grass-like leaves with stalks of regal iris-like flowers distinguish Dietes vegeta, one of Boething Treeland Farms most requested plants. Blooming nearly year-round at approximately two week intervals (hence the name Fortnight Lily), this east African native is a stunning addition and looks well in rock gardens or amongst other perennials, as a base planting or in containers. A tidy shrub, it rarely exceeds 3-4 feet in height and width and is an excellent subject for gardens surrounding swimming pools. The 3-inch wide flowers are composed of 3 different types of petals, two white and one purple with blotches of yellow thrown in for good measure. They strongly resemble small iris and last only one day each though another bloom is sure to follow. Given regular water and partial to full sun at the outset, it will survive much abuse later in life. Suggested for Sunset Western Garden Climate Zones 8, 9, and 12-24, it tolerates drought, fire damage, and seacoast conditions.