Dietes bicolor Fortnight Lily

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The Fortnight lily gets its name from its recurring two week flowering cycle during spring and into summer. This is a narrow-leaved species that grows to 30 in. tall with medium green leaves that quickly grows to form dense clumps in gardens and landscapes. Pale yellow flowers to 2 in. in dia. have broad overlapping petals with a maroon spot at their base.

This South African species provides fine foliage texture and attractive yellow flowering for accent character among other foliage plants. It is quite robust and should be divided every 3-4 years to maintain suitable size and character. It is a good plant for pots, parkways, and feature elements in raised planters.

The Fortnight lily grows well in sunny locations on many types of soils and with regular summer water.