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Plants of the UNF Campus

Dietes bicolor - Yellow African iris
Family Iridaceae

Description:

 

The genus Dietes has an odd distribution with five species in Africa and one on remote Lord Howe Island near Australia. This species is a iris-like herbaceous plant native to southern Africa. The evergreen foliage is about eighteen to twenty-four inches tall. In late summer, it produces yellow, iris-like flowers with a dark brown center. It has withstood temperatures in the high teens F.

 

Location:

See this plant on the northwest corner of Building 1 and in the Outtakes Plaza.

Size:

Herbaceous plant with leaves to about twenty-four inches tall.

Care Instructions:

Light: full sun

Water: drought tolerant when established

Soil: adaptable, no special requirements

 

In north Florida, this is a rugged landscape plant that thrives in sunny, dry sites.

 

Dietes bicolor

Dietes bicolor

Yellow African iris

Iridaceae

 

The genus Dietes has an odd distribution with five species in Africa and one on remote Lord Howe Island near Australia. This species is a iris-like herbaceous plant native to southern Africa. The evergreen foliage is about eighteen to twenty-four inches tall. In late summer, it produces yellow, iris-like flowers with a dark brown center. It has withstood temperatures in the high teens F.

 

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See this plant on the northwest corner of Building 1 and in the Outtakes Plaza.

Herbaceous plant with leaves to about twenty-four inches tall.

full sun

drought tolerant when established

adaptable, no special requirements

 

In north Florida, this is a rugged landscape plant that thrives in sunny, dry sites.