African Iris

Happy 4th of July to all my fellow Americans!



African Iris (Dietes vegeta) – also known as “Butterfly Iris”

African iris grows best in full sun and moist, well-drained soil. It will tolerate several hours of shade but requires at least 6 hours of bright sun to bloom well. USDA Growing Zones 8 to 11

Northern iris like bearded don’t grow here in Florida.  I got this tropical iris some years back from a garden club plant sale.   It mostly blooms during the wet (summer) season as it likes wet feet.  It is white with delicate shadings of lilac that I find hard to capture.  I rarely share photos of it. In the bright Florida sun the shadings tend to disappear in photos.

Have a beautiful day!

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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

33 thoughts to “African Iris”

  1. Carol – this is a new flower for me. Perhaps the photos don’t do it justice, but you seem to have captured the purple shading quite well! Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!

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