Moraea Iris

Dietes Iridioides

This delightful evergreen beauty is an essential addition to any desert oasis! With the texture of a large, clumping grass and long stems of delicate iris-like flowers, Fortnight Lily makes the perfect upright accent for poolsides and water features, as well as patios, entryways and containers. Its name comes from the plant’s tendency to issue new flowers every 2 weeks, beginning in spring and continuing through fall. These flowers can be pale to lemon-yellow in color, but they always have 3 characteristic dark spots near their intricate centers, and they stay highly visible on stems that stand above the tips of Fortnight Lily’s slender, grassy leaves.

Light Needs: Full sun.

Watering Needs: Once established, needs only occasional watering.

Average Landscape Size: Grows to 3ft. tall and wide.

Key Features: Flower stems last up to a year.

Blooms: Blooms spring to fall.

Poisonous: No.

Moraea Iris Dietes Iridioides desert horizon nursery