Variegated Sweet Iris
Iris pallida 'Albo Variegata'
|Description||Striking white and green-striped foliage highlights garden borders, even before the exquisite flowers emerge. The lavender-blue bearded flowers have a soft, sweet fragrance - perfect for the front of borders where the flowers can best be enjoyed. An herbaceous perennial in cool zones; foliage remains nearly evergreen in mild winter regions.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Keep soil moist to wet.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; forms clumps 2 ft. tall.|
|Design Ideas||These uniquely variegated leaves are a welcome alternative to traditional Iris in the cottage garden. Plant in the perennial border or as a neat edging. Like all Iris, it's a natural in clusters around water of all kinds and stands out in rock gardens. Stunning candidate for very large antique or Asian ceramic pots, and makes good accent foliage combined with solid green-leafed Iris.|
|Companion Plants||Coneflower (Echinacea); Turtlehead (Chelone); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Bee Balm (Monarda); Spiderwort (Tradescantia)|
|Care||Provide humus-rich, evenly moist, well-drained soil. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish the root system. Once established, prefers regular moisture but tolerates mild periodic dry spells. Remove faded foliage as new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.|
|Lore||The iris is the source of the French national symbol, the fleur-de-lis.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.