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    Dietes bicolor (Moraea b.)

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    Butterfly Fortnight Lily

    Butterfly Fortnight Lily

    Dietes bicolor (Moraea b.)

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    Mature height
    2-3 ft.
    Mature Width
    2-3 ft.
    Sun exposure
    Sun/Part Sun
    Growth Rate
    Grows Well in Zones
    9, 10, 11
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    The Butterfly Fortnight Lily, also known as Dietes bicolor (Moraea b.), is an exceptional addition to any garden. Its graceful presence and stunning blooms make it a must-have for any gardening enthusiast.

    This plant is a beauty to behold with its delicate flowers that resemble fluttering butterflies. The Butterfly Fortnight Lily is a clumping evergreen perennial that grows up to 4 feet tall and 3 feet wide. The leaves are sword-shaped and a deep green, while the flowers are white with a yellow and maroon central blotch, blooming in spring and summer. The flowers also have a subtle and delightful fragrance that adds an extra level of charm to this plant.

    The Butterfly Fortnight Lily is a versatile plant that can be used in various ways to enhance your garden's beauty. It works great as a border plant, planted in groups, and is especially effective when mass planted, creating a stunning display of its elegant blooms. This plant is also drought-resistant and low-maintenance, making it a popular choice for water-wise gardens. One of the unique features of the Butterfly Fortnight Lily is its ability to attract butterflies and other pollinators, making it an essential addition to any wildlife garden.

    Don't miss out on the chance to add this stunning plant to your collection. The Butterfly Fortnight Lily will bring an enchanting atmosphere to your garden, attracting butterflies and pollinators while remaining easy to care for. Order yours today from Plants Express, California's #1 Online Plant Nursery, and start enjoying the beauty of this delightful plant in your garden!

    Plant care

    The Butterfly Fortnight Lily, or Dietes bicolor (Moraea b.), is a stunning plant that can add beauty and elegance to any garden or landscape. The Butterfly Fortnight Lily is a low maintenance plant that requires little attention once established. However, it does need well-draining soil and regular watering to thrive.

    The Butterfly Fortnight Lily grows best in full sun to partial shade, making it a versatile plant that can be grown in a variety of locations. It prefers well-draining soil that is slightly acidic to neutral, but it can tolerate a range of soil types as long as they are not too wet.

    This plant needs regular watering, especially during the hot summer months. It's important to keep the soil evenly moist but not waterlogged. Fertilize the plant once every two to three weeks with a balanced fertilizer to help it grow healthy and strong.

    The Butterfly Fortnight Lily does not require much pruning, but you can remove dead leaves and flowers to keep the plant looking neat and tidy. You can also divide the plant every three to four years to prevent overcrowding and promote healthy growth.

    To ensure the best growth and health for your Butterfly Fortnight Lily, it's important to be aware of any environmental factors that can affect it. It can be affected by pests such as spider mites, so it's important to keep an eye out for any signs of infestation. This plant can also be affected by extreme temperatures and frost, so be sure to protect it during the winter months.

    The Butterfly Fortnight Lily is a beautiful and easy-to-care-for plant that can add beauty to any garden or landscape. With a little attention to soil, water, and light, you can ensure the health and longevity of this stunning plant.

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    Q: What is the difference between the Butterfly Fortnight Lily and regular irises?
    A: While both plants are similar in appearance, the Butterfly Fortnight Lily is actually not an iris at all. It belongs to the genus Dietes and has a more delicate and intricate flower structure.

    Q: How often should I water my Butterfly Fortnight Lily?
    A: The Butterfly Fortnight Lily is a relatively drought-tolerant plant and should only be watered when the soil is completely dry. This can vary depending on your climate and soil type, but typically once a week should suffice.

    Q: Can the Butterfly Fortnight Lily grow in shade?
    A: While the Butterfly Fortnight Lily can grow in partial shade, it will produce more blooms in full sun. If grown in shade, the plant may become leggy and not produce as many flowers.

    Q: How do I propagate the Butterfly Fortnight Lily?
    A: The Butterfly Fortnight Lily can be propagated by dividing the clumps of rhizomes in the spring or fall. Simply dig up the clump, separate the rhizomes, and replant in well-draining soil.

    Q: Does the Butterfly Fortnight Lily attract butterflies?
    A: Yes, the Butterfly Fortnight Lily is named for its attractive flowers that often attract butterflies and other pollinators to the garden.

    Q: How tall does the Butterfly Fortnight Lily grow?
    A: The Butterfly Fortnight Lily can reach heights of 3 to 4 feet tall, depending on growing conditions.

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