Diides iridioides

Dietes iridioides

  • Diides iridioides
  • Diides iridioides
  • Flower name
    Diides iridioides
  • Scientific name
    Dietes iridioides
  • AliasFortnight lily, Wild iris, Dietes iridioides, Cape iris, Morea Lily, African iris
  • Place of originAfrica from Ethiopia to South Africa
  • Place of floweringGarden, Cut flowers, flower arrangement, Potted flower
  • Flowering seasonApril, May, June, July

What is Diides iridioides

Diides iridioides or African Iris (scientific name: Dietes iridioides) is an evergreen perennial herb in the family Iridaceae native to Ethiopia from South Africa in Africa,. The green, slender, sword-shaped rhizome leaves grow in fan-shaped bunches. The white 6-petaled flowers are produced at the top of the stem from spring to summer by long, slender flower stalks that shoot out from between the leaves, with three outer flower buds. The three flower cover pieces are not yellow, but have thick yellow spots. The upper part of the outer flower cover has three light purple inner flower coverlets and the middle part is dark purple. The genus name 'Dietes' (with two relationships) and the species sub-name 'iridioides' (with two relationships) are It means (similar to the genus Iris).

Common name: Diides iridioides, Scientific name: Dietes iridioides, also known as African iris, Dietes iridioides, Wild iris, Fortnight lily, Cape iris, Morea Lily, plant height: 50-120 cm, leaf Texture: cortex, leaf shape: slender and sword-shaped, flower color: white, diameter: 6 cm, flowering season: April-July, fruit type: capsule, fruit type: capsule. Fruit form: football shape, use: garden, potted, cut flowers.


  • Order
    Asparagales
  • Family
    Iridaceae
  • Genus
    Diides
  • Species
    D. iridioides
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Monopetal inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Iris-shaped
  • Leaf type
    sword-shaped
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeevergreen perennial herb
  • Flower colorsWhite
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height50.0 ~ 120.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower6.0 ~ 6.0 cm

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