Dietes bicolor

African Iris, Fortnight Lily

Botanical nomenclature: Dietes bicolor
Common name: African Iris, Fortnight Lily
Family: Iridaceae

Categories: Shrub

This attractive, iris-like perennial forms dense clusters of narrow, strap-like leaves and attractive, pale yellow flowers with distinctive dark spots at their throat. It is native to South Africa and in cultivation makes a wonderful, low maintenance ground cover that will take poor soil and periodic drought. Hardy to USDA Zone 9.