Caring for the African Iris in Your Yard

The African iris is white in color with small yellow and blue markings in the center of the flower. The flower does not have a long life span—it will last for two days before it dies—but they blossom mainly during the spring season. Even though these beautiful flowers are short lived, they can still be planted in your garden. African irises are easy to care for during its growing season. The plant grows between 2 to 6 feet tall, with a leaf spread of 1 to 2 feet wide.

Planting the African Iris

The flower should be planted in well-drained soil. The African iris likes moist soil but will also grow well in partially dry soil. Plant the flower where it can receive southern exposure. The young plants can be fertilized once a growing season. Wet seasons will not affect the African iris plants, as they tend to thrive in such conditions.

Pests and Diseases of the African Iris

The African Iris is resilient to ordinary garden pests and diseases so their health is not affected by these problems.

The African Iris in Winter

During the winter season in states where the climate is mild, the African iris develops flowers of the same life span as they do during the spring.