This iris grows naturally along the eastern coastal areas of the southern Cape, eastern Cape and southern Kwazulu-Natal where it may be found in full sun or partial shade at forest edges, or in the shelter of taller shrubs. It is not as easy to grow as many other types of iris. Providing family medicine and obstetrical care in the Valley since 2004.
Dig a shallow hole 10 inches in diameter and 4 inches deep. If you have a question for the Q&A page please e-mail it to:
There are five species indigenous to South Africa, of which two are to be found in many gardens and are ever-increasing in popularity. (required)
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The site is filled with useful monthly gardening diaries, events news, plant profiles, special sections on trees, shrubs, herbs, succulents, vegetables, indigenous flowers and plants and more. Grown for the evergreen foliage as well as the colourful flowers it is easy care and makes a great plant for mass planting in full sun to a little shade. Make a ridge of soil down the middle and place the rhizome on the ridge, spreading roots down both sides. What a strange book The Wild Iris is, appearing in this fin-de-siècle, written in the language of flowers. The heart of a mature iris can become woody and unproductive after a few years. Grow in well-drained, neutral to slightly acid loam but will tolerate most soils in full sun, partial shade or shade, Propagation