Variegated Sweet Iris
Iris pallida 'Albo Variegata'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||EYE-riss PAL-ih-duh|
|Lore||The iris is the source of the French national symbol, the fleur-de-lis.|
|Average Size at Maturity||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.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Erosion Control, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Flower & Rose Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Naturalizes Well|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Coneflower (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