Native to the Cape region of South Africa, this species bears striking light yellow flowers with contrasting orange-brown markings. It is a popular ornamental in warm temperate to tropical climates, where it is easy to grow with little care. Dietes bicolor is a fast-growing plant for locations with poor soil or little moisture
, drought tolerant
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Cultivation: Medium-sized perennial for USDA hardiness zones 8 to 11. Grows best in partial to full sun with low to moderate moisture.
Size: Reaches 18" to 2' (46 cm to 60 cm) tall with a spread of 18" to 2' (46 cm to 60 cm).
Flowering: Blooms from mid-spring through late summer.
Propagation methods: division, seeds.