Dietes Wild iris

Native to South Africa, and is used in public gardens, commercial premises and along roadsides.

Flowers are white marked with yellow and violet, in abundance during summer, especially after rain. Flowers will last a couple of days and are then followed by 5 cm long green capsules that contain very dark brown seeds, dispersed when the capsule splits open. Plant in dappled shade to full sun where they will flower in profusion, though they will grow in shaded areas but will flower less.  Clumps multiply rapidly.  Drought and frost hardy, making them popular for en masse planting. Tough and beautiful, ideal for landscaping, weed suppressing and erosion control.

Dietes grandiflora Wild iris