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Botanical name: Dietes (includes D. grandiflora, D.bicolour)
Plant type: Clumps of evergreen iris-like, tuft forming foliage.
Origin: South Africa
Size: D.bicolour 60x60cm, D.grandiflora 90x90cm
Flowers: Summer to Autumn
Planting depth and spacing: Plant with crown at soil surface or, if potted, at the same level it was in the pot.
Soil: Prefers well drained, friable soil but is tolerant of compacted sites.
Climate: Cool to Sub Tropics.
Position: A fast grower that tolerates full sun to full shade.
Fertilizer: Not fussy.
Last Reviewed: 13/02/2004 11:30:44 AM
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