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Dietes iridioides

 
Common name African iris
Family iridaceae
Life cycle tender perennial (Z8b-10)
Flowers white/blue (spring-summer)
Size 24"
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil

Evergreen iris relative featuring upright fans of narrow leaf blades and intricate white/soft blue flowers from late spring through late summer. Native to east Africa, they will need mulch protection to survive the occasional harder freeze that Houston's climate throws at us.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: back fence border

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