Variegated Sweet Iris

Iris pallida 'Albo Variegata'

SKU
43022
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.
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Botanical PronunciationEYE-riss PAL-ih-duh
LoreThe iris is the source of the French national symbol, the fleur-de-lis.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; forms clumps 2 ft. tall.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design IdeasThese 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorViolet-blue
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Erosion Control, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Naturalizes Well
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsConeflower (Echinacea); Turtlehead (Chelone); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Bee Balm (Monarda); Spiderwort (Tradescantia)

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8

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