Bi-color Iris

Dietes bicolor

This delightful evergreen beauty is an essential addition to any desert oasis! With the texture of a large, clumping grass and long stems of delicate iris-like flowers, Fortnight Lily makes the perfect upright accent for poolsides and water features, as well as patios, entryways and containers. Its name comes from the plant’s tendency to issue new flowers every 2 weeks, beginning in spring and continuing through fall. These flowers can be pale to lemon-yellow in color, but they always have 3 characteristic dark spots near their intricate centers, and they stay highly visible on stems that stand above the tips of Fortnight Lily’s slender, grassy leaves.

Light Needs: This plant can take full sun and reflective heat.

Watering Needs: Water regularly – weekly or more often in extreme heat.

Average Landscape Size: Grows up to 3 feet high and wide.

Key Features: Easy care.

Blooms: Flowers Flowers spring through fall.

Bi-color Iris for sale at Harlow Gardens Tucson.