Moraea (Dietes) iridioides Butterfly Iris

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Dietes iridioides is native from South Africa to E. Africa to Kenya. Butterfly Iris is a perennial iris that grows and spreads through rhizomes. The leaves have a fan shaped growth habit and the plant can get 12-24″ in height and spread to 12″. Butterfly Iris will flower from spring and through the summer with white flowers with a yellow stripe down the center on the petals. The flowers look similar to butterflies hence the name Butterfly Iris.

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