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Wild Iris — reliable and easy growing

Wild Iris — reliable and easy growing...

Wild Iris is the common name for plants of the genus Dietes (di-EE-tees) which is related to the Iris family. There are five species indigenous to South Africa, of which two are to be found in many gardens and are ever-increasing in popularity. All the wild irises are perennial, evergreen plants that generally grow in large clumps. LARGE WILD IRIS (Dietes grandiflora) The most commonly seen, often in mass plantings...
Rewarding Red Hot Pokers

Rewarding Red Hot Pokers...

  Red Hot Poker is the common name  for Kniphofia (nee-FOF-ee-a). Not all ‘Red Hot Pokers’ are of that colour,  for nowadays there are hybrids in white, yellow, pale orange and many shades in between. The true Kniphofia are indigenous to Africa — there are approximately 70 species in Africa, and of these 47 occur in the eastern parts of South Africa. One will often find them growing in places as far flung as...