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Variegated Sweet Iris

Iris pallida 'Variegata'

Pronunciation: EYE-riss PAL-ih-duh
SKU #04598
4-9

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OVERVIEW
Description Flashy, green and golden-striped foliage to brighten the garden! Light lavender-blue bearded flowers have a soft, sweet fragrance. Excellent near the front of borders where the foliage can be seen close up. Best in full sun, but this species is more shade-tolerant than many other species of iris. An herbaceous perennial.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil moist to wet.
Blooms Spring
Mature Size Moderate growing; forms clumps 2 ft. tall.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Clumping
Flower Attributes Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border
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 Color Blue
Foliage Color Variegated
Companion Plants Coneflower (Echinacea); Turtlehead (Chelone); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Bee Balm (Monarda); Spiderwort (Tradescantia)
CARE
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.
HISTORY
Lore The iris is the source of the French national symbol, the fleur-de-lis.

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