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Moraea iridioides (White) - Bulb

Moraea iridioides (White) - Bulb
Moraea iridioides is a stunning flower and looks beautiful in rock gardens and as a base planting or in containers.
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Description for Moraea iridioides (White, Yellow, Violet)

Dietes iridioides is the scientific name of this perennial shrub. The flowers may last only one day. Flowering occurs at 2-week intervals, hence the sometimes used common name of fortnight lily.

Common name(s): African iris, Cape iris, fortnight lily, Morea iris, wild iris, dietes
Flower colours: White flowers marked with yellow and violet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall
Max reacahble height: Up to 4 feet
Difficulty to grow:: Easy to grow

Planting and care

Prepare inches of soil layer and 2 inches of compost. Plough the rhizomes 2 inches deep. Keep the distance of 2 to 3 feet. Place the rooted part downside and tip upperside. Propagate by seed or division of the rhizome.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil: Moderate fertile, moist, and well-drained soil.
Water: Medium
Temperature: 17 to 25 degrees C
Fertilizer: Use any organic fertilizer.

Caring for Moraea iridioides

  • Remove the damaged and dead leaves.
  • Remove the seed pods so they encourage blooming.
  • Watch for root rot; reduce watering for the winter.
  • Water when the soil feels dry to touch.


Spring, Summer, Fall

Typical uses of Moraea iridioides

Special features: Deer Resistant, Drought Resistant

Culinary use: NA

Ornamental use: These plants are popular landscape plants.

Medicinal use: NA


  • http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl/record/kew-327948
  • http://www.boethingtreeland.com/dietes-vegeta-moraea-iridioides.html
  • http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=b971
  • https://www.gardenia.net/plant/Dietes-iridioides

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