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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