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Perennials – Butterfly Iris

  • Butterfly iris 

Botanical name: dietes grandiflora 

Beginner friendly?: no

Average size at maturity: up to 3 ft in height and in width 

Bloom time:   summer

Hardy zone: zones 8-11

Flower color: white/yellow/purple

Foliage color: green

Growth rate: can reach fully matured size in a single growing season 

Pruning instructions: deadhead and remove dead or dying foliage as needed

Propagation methods: cut a stem just below a node and place in water until roots start to emerge

Landscape use: visual addition to a flower garden full of perennials

Light needs: at least 6 hours of sun per day 

Special features: drought tolerant and frost hardy 

Watering instructions:  keep soil slightly moist consistently

Fertilizing instructions : use a slow release liquid fertilizer in the early summer

Best time to plant: spring or summer 

Best type of soil: adapts to all kinds of soil 

Companion plants: peony, dianthus, salvia

Toxicity level: mildly toxic for humans and pets if ingested 

Invasive species: no

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