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White African Iris
The African iris, or Fortnight lily as it is also known, is a vigorous clumping perennial that reaches 4 ft. tall and 3 ft. wide. It produces large white flowers with purple and yellow markings that are the showiest of the fortnight lily species. Plants are often more robust than expected and can outgrow small planting areas after several years; large plants can be divided in fall. This species of fortnight lily is the most commonly planted in the Inland Empire where it has proven to be a highly adaptable and tough plant that tolerates a variety of soil types, sun and heat.
Several cultivars can be found a local nurseries, inducing: D. g.‘Variegata’ produces pale green leaves that have creamy stripes. It has white flowers with light purple and golden-yellow markings, and brown spots at the base of the petals. D. g ‘Lemon Drops’ grows 24-36 in. tall and has a lemon-yellow spot and speckled brown dots at the base of creamy-white petals.
Purple Pixie® Dwarf Weeping Loropetalum
Stand-Out Fuschia Color in a Compact, Weeping Shrub
Whether you want a unique, stunning ground cover or a pop of color for a patio container, the Purple Pixie Loropetalum is an excellent pick for your home.
This compact evergreen shrub features rich purple foliage, adding color to your outdoor space or garden year-round. With its weeping habit and low, spreading growth, it’s perfect for planting along slopes, walls, in mass plantings, or as a border edge, and its cascading purple color looks great spilling out of patio containers.
Reaching just 1 foot tall at maturity, this dwarf shrub blooms in spring, delivering fans of showy pink flowers for a dramatic effect in your landscape. Even better? This dwarf purple Loropetalum is pest-, disease-, and deer-resistant, offering a low-maintenance plant for your garden or patio.
If you’re looking for a compact evergreen shrub for your small garden, container, or hanging basket, get your Purple Pixie Loropetalum today.