3 years to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
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Yellow Wild Iris Overview
With its unique and unusual flowers, aesthetically pleasing shape and ease of cultivation, the 'Yellow Wild Iris' is a desirable and versatile garden plant. This species is very popular when it comes to landscapers and gardeners as it has a remarkable spreading habit as a visually enjoyable ground-cover, filling almost any space in any garden. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal.
Common problems with Yellow Wild Iris
Pests include the weevil beetle, leaf miner, and spider mites. Generally disease free.
Yellow Wild Iris Companion Plants
Plant alongside grasses and small hardy shrubs.
How to harvest Yellow Wild Iris
Harvest seeds in autumn when ripe by breaking of the pods, and sow immediately. Each flower lasts for one day, which doesn't make it an ideal cut-flower for floral arrangements.
How to propagate Yellow Wild Iris
This species grows exceptionally easy by seed. Sow seeds in autumn when ripe. Sow at a depth of 1 to 2 cm and space them 10 to 20 cm apart.
Divide the rhizomes in autumn, and plant them at a depth of 2 cm and space them 40 cm apart.
Division in spring.
Special features of Yellow Wild Iris
Attracts useful insects
Attracts insects such as bees, butterflies and moths.
This species may originate near streams, but is extremely drought resistant.
The pollinating insects attracts various birds.
It occurs naturally near streams and in marshy places.
A moderate to heavy feeder.
Can be grown in containers given sufficient drainage holes.
Other uses of Yellow Wild Iris
Grown for their attractive flowers in spring or summer.
Traditional use of roots.
Because the plant multiplies rapidly, it can be easily propagated for large-scale plantings. Its evergreen, spreading habit makes it suitable for use as a long-lasting ground cover.
Although it occurs naturally near streams and in marshy places, it is also drought-resistant and frost-hardy. Dietes bicolor forms a large spiky clump, ideal for use as an accent plant near ponds or at the sides of steps, pathways and entrances.