Dietes vegeta 'Variegata' is an evergreen perennial with clumps of long, upright, narrow, flat variegated leaves of green with creamy pale yellow stripes. Small Iris-like white flowers with gold markings on the outer petals and three inner petals of violet appear spring-fall in flushes of nearly two-week intervals resulting in the common name of fortnight lily. Drought resistant and tolerates coastal conditions. Blooms best with regular watering. Attractive in mass plantings, in patio containers, or as a solitary accent plant.