Butterfly Grass Dietes Plant Wild Iris

May 16, 2014 in Trees and Shrubs by Christine

Dietes Plant or Wild Iris sometimes called the fairy Iris or butterfly grass is a fantastic plant for landscaping and decorating gardens.

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It’s exceptionally low maintenance an ideal plant for the beginner gardener, highly versatile and aesthetically pleasing. Homeowners and gardening enthusiasts will appreciate how the dietes plant can fit in with almost any landscape or theme. However, people interested in possibly cultivating the dietes species may want to know a few things before purchasing the plant. Individuals will want to be aware of the conditions that this plant can thrive in, the general behaviour of the plant, and the multiple ways that it can be effectively utilised. This knowledge will help gardeners to get the most out of their Dietes Plant experience.

 

Unlike most plants, which have strict guidelines as to where they can and cannot be grown, the Wild Iris can do well almost anywhere with its long strap leaves this plant forms clumps and spreads by rhizomes below the soil service. The plant can thrive in many climates that would deter most other vegetation. This waterwise plant can stand droughts, extreme temperatures, and even poor quality soil is all endurable for it. Because of this, the Dietes Plant is fantastic to plant in areas where other plants might not fare. Nevertheless, the plant works great for filling in difficult areas and sprucing up previously barren ground.

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The Dietes Plant still has precautions that need to be taken with it and it is essential that gardeners treat it with care. Growers should never remove the plant’s flowers from its stem, since the Dietes Plant continues to flower for years on end on the one stem and above all removing the whole stem from the base of the plant would cause the plant damage and mean it will take a lot longer for the plant to flower as it has to produce a new stem before it reflowers. While the dietes is a tough specimen, there are still ways to damage it. Common sense and a nurturing attitude can go a long way.

Because of the fact that Dietes Iris is a durable plant, and due to its eye catching appearance, gardeners will want to make the most out of where they display it. Growers may want to plant it around the perimeter of their garden to provide a natural border. Also, they may wish to cultivate it along roadsides, walkways, or other places where the plant can be appreciated, I have mine in a row along a dam bank grown in very poor soil with planting spacing 24 in. (60 cm) apart and grow 1 metre in height. Additionally, Dietes Plant will compete with other trees and fill in empty spots in yards and gardens. The Dietes Iridioides is commonly grown in Australia other species include Dietes Bicolor, Dietes Moraea, Dietes Iridioides, Dietes Robinsoniana, Dietes Vegeta and Dietes Grandiflora these plants are so tough you will find them planted around the streets, in the middle of roadways and in shopping centers above all it grows in most areas in Australia and are not Poisonous.

Due to the functionality and aesthetics of the Dietes Plant many growers use it for both its visual values and its utilitarian purposes as it is the perfect plant for the busy worker being low maintenance and easy to grow. The plant can thrive in adverse circumstances that would damage most vegetation, poor soil and bad weather are no problem for its growth. Despite its strengths, the plant still needs proper care. While there is no need to pamper it, it is important that growers make sure that it is doing well. This tough plant combines natural beauty with rugged durability.

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