Fortnight lily as an African native requires little maintenance to maintain a neat appearance. The spiky foliage adds great texture and interest to formal settings or plants can be naturalized for a casual, carefree look.
Dietes plant information says this plant is commonly called African iris or Butterfly iris. Dietes plant blossoms are showy and last just a day, sometimes two. Dietes iris normally has a long period of bloom, so you can expect continued blossoms for several weeks. Learning how to take care of Dietes flowers is not difficult, but will vary depending upon the location in which they’re planted. Multiple blooms appear on upright stalks during the bloom season in spring and early summer and often sporadically throughout the year. Three-inch flowers are white, often marked with yellow and blue. Dietes iris can be successfully grown in either soil or as a water plant. Plants grown in water may reach 5 feet in height, while those growing in soil normally grow to just 2 to 3 feet.