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Dietes bicolour

Plant name: Dietes grandiflora

Plant type: strappy leaf / native lilies

Origin: SOUTH AFRICA

Cultural notes: Full sun and part shade both do well in good soils.

Maintenance: Prune to remove dead material, cut back dramatically in spring if the foliage starts to look unhealthy.

Tolerates: Light frosts and short dry periods.

Flowering season: Spring to summer.

Flower colour: A lemon-white colour in three large petals.

Foliage colour: Green strappy broad leaves.

Height: Up to 1m

Plant spacing: 50cm apart

Recommended uses: Work well as an accent plant, group plantings, rockeries, borders and in pots.

Description: A versatile garden plant with unusual flowers, long sword like pale green leaves, attractive shape and easy to cultivate.