Dietes Iridioides (Dietes Vegeta)

Dietes Iridioides Seeds (Dietes Vegeta Seeds)

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They are tough and heavy bloomers. It developes white flowering with some blue tinge and yellow on outer petals.

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Dietes iridioides, also named Dietes vegeta origins from Eastern Africa, Malawi and Tanzania. This lower-growing form reaches about 18 inches high. They are tough and heavy bloomers. It developes white flowering with some blue tinge and yellow on outer petals. The 3 inch wide flowers are short lived, but are numerous. They come in group at approximately 2 week intervals in Spring and Summer. Don't cut off the long flower stems, since they will grow more flowers. Dietes iridoides is a perennial with fans of dark green foliage to 40 cm. The plant spreads by means of its modified stems, rhizomes, which are located below the soil surface. Hardiness zones 8-11, (-10°C/15°F, 4°C/40°F) in Winter. Easily overwintered indoors. Full sun to light shade, light shade is definitely better in the hot desert. Grow indoors in sunny location. The plant responds well to fertilizing and extra water in Summer. It blooms more regularly with regular water. Needs adequate drainage.
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Common name African iris
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Species Dietes iridioides
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Therapeutic uses No
Germination First, you can scarify the seeds to try to speed up germination. For faster germination, soak the seeds in slightly hot water for 24-48 hours, followed by 3 months cold stratification before sowing, 1/4 inch deep, in your soil. Keep damp soil, not soaking wet. Keep pot in warm situation 20°C/68°F. Germination usually takes 1-3 months. It can be more, depending on their degree of unbroken dormancy, don't give up.
Scarification / Stratification Seed coats may be so hard that they are impermeable to water. They need to be scratched or broken using a knife or sandpaper, in order to germinate. Chip the seeds with a sharp knife or make a few swipes with a sharp edged file or use sandpaper to allow moisture being more readily absorbed.

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