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Wood Iris

Dietes flavida

Also known as

Wild Iris

Full Shade
Easy care


USDA zone


Minimum temperature


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Wood Iris

Dietes flavida, fan of leaves (Graham Duncan)
Dietes flavida illustration by Cythna Letty
Dietes flavida, capsules and seeds (Graham Duncan)

Wood Iris Overview

An irid with attractive leaves that is a rewarding garden plant. It has fans of long, narrow and very erect, bluish-green leaves and occasional flowers in spring and throughout summer. Each flower lasts for one day, but it is followed by other buds opening up. This is a common feature plant. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga.

Special features of Wood Iris

Drought resistant

Pot plant

Frost Tolerant | Perennials

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