African Butterfly Iris

Dietes grandiflora

African Butterfly Iris is an evergreen perennial with a clumping habit.  The long dark green sword-like foliage fans upwards and sturdy stalks that hold the flower heads grow from the center of the plant. African Butterfly Iris sports large white flowers with a yellow and purple layered center that last a day and quickly replaced from spring to fall.  Prefers partial sun and rich, moist well-drained soils.  




1' - 2'


2’ - 3'



USDA Hardiness Zone: 

8 - 11


Full SunPart Sun

Bloom Color: 


Season of Interest:  

Spring, SummerFall, Year-Round

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Low Maintenance.  Water regularly, then occasionally once established.  Layer mulch if an extended freeze is expected.

LANDSCAPE USES: Accents or Group Plantings, BordersNaturalized AreasGroundcoverPond edges, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: Fothergilla, Itea, Coneflower

IMAGES: Photo by John RuskN20141024-0001—Dietes grandiflora, (2) Magnus Manske, Dietes grandiflora (Iridaceae) flower HDRCC BY-SA 3.0, (3) GuneraDietes grandiflora, (4) cultivar413180512 075 Mission Hills Garden Walk, (5) Krzysztof GolikDietes grandiflora 01CC BY-SA 4.0

*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.

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Dietes grandiflora ~ African Butterfly Iris
Dietes grandiflora ~ African Butterfly Iris
Dietes grandiflora ~ African Butterfly Iris
Dietes grandiflora ~ African Butterfly Iris

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