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Dietes bicolor

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By Meanie


Dietes bicolor (Dietes bicolor)

It took seven years from seed to bloom but well worth the wait.



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I haven't seen a flower on mine yet, got it 2 years ago, can't remember from where.

20 Jul, 2018

 

I used to have this, and it bloomed late in the season in the first year. Then it multiplied to excess, and I pulled it up in the third year. It just isn't as nice or as well behaved as the grandiflora, which is in bloom again.

22 Jul, 2018

 

Was it one of my spares Siris? I can't remember who had them.

Wylie - D.bicolor is easily the hardiest and in this part of the country the only hardy species. That is based on advice I should say as I haven't tried D.grandiflora. I grew D.iridioides which was superb but croaked in a mild winter.

23 Jul, 2018

 

No Meanie, it. I bought it from a nursery near here, split it in half, put half in the conservatory and 1/2 in the ground, but since lifted that one, was not doing well, so both now in pots.

23 Jul, 2018

 

Lord knows where they went then!
It is fully hardy so I'm surprised that it struggled.
The flower stems are perennial so shouldn't be cut (once they do finally emerge).

23 Jul, 2018

 

Gave up couldn't wait any longer!!

25 Jul, 2018

 

Seven years ain't that long DD!

25 Jul, 2018

 

It is at my age lol!

25 Jul, 2018

 

You're only as old as you think DD!

4 Aug, 2018



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