Dietes iridioides – Fortnight Lily seeds x20


Tough Tolerant Clumping Perennial

32 in stock

- +

Fortnight Lily

Dietes iridioides

(This plant is not on the Australian Noxious Weed List.)

A native of South Africa, this clump forming, rhizomatous perennial is very tough, tolerant of poor soils and thrives on neglect.

An evergreen perennial with spreading fans of stiff, leathery sword shaped leaves up to 60cm in length and 2 cm wide. The flower stalks which are also perennial and should not be cut after flowering, are branched and stiffly wiry bearing a succession of iris-like blooms throughout spring and summer. The flowers are 75mm across, white with yellow and mauve markings are short lived but continuously replaced. This plant is drought and frost tolerant in USDA zones 7 – 11.

This plant gets the name ‘Fortnight Lily’ because mass plantings flower then rest for two weeks before they flower again. They do this over a period of six months in their natural habitat. The other common names – Moraea Lily from a previous genus placement, African Lily from its origin but why Australians call it Vegeta of the Forest is unknown.

0ffered is 20 seeds with Grownotes to assist you succeed.

All my seed is posted in bubble wrap protection.

AUSTRALIAN BUYERS. Payment by PayPal is preferred but Direct Deposit is welcome.

INTERNATIONAL BUYERS. Payment via PayPal please.

Terms & Conditions.

Ole Lantana Seeds will not be responsible whatsoever for actions taken by the customer after receipt of the goods, this includes germination results, crop performance or loss as these are beyond the control of Ole Lantana Seeds.

International buyers are responsible for knowing their countries importation laws.

NOTE: In order to protect our existing stock from outside contamination, we do not accept returns.


Item specifics

Plant Habit: Flowering Common Name: Fortnight Lily
Climate: Sub-tropical, Temperate Season of Interest: Spring
Sunlight: Full Sun Watering: Light
Genus: Dietes Type: Clumping
Foliage: Evergreen Soil pH: Neutral
Species: iridioides Soil Type: Clay, Loam, Peat, Sand, Silt
Plant Hardiness Zone (°C): 5 (5 to 10 °C)


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Dietes iridioides – Fortnight Lily seeds x20”
WP-Backgrounds Lite by InoPlugs Web Design and Juwelier Schönmann 1010 Wien