Iris pallida 'Variegata' Iris pallida 'Variegata' Photo/Illustration: Jennifer Benner 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 (Iris pallida 'Variegata') EYE-riss PAL-ih-duh Synonyms: 'Aurea Variegata' Genus: Iris An iris with foliage as showy as its flowers, 'Variegata' has bright green leaves striped with yellow and beautiful soft blue flowers with yellow beards. This bearded iris reaches four feet high and spreads indefinitely. Use to edge a border or grow at waterside. Noteworthy Characteristics: Green leaves with creamy yellow stripes. Fragrant blue flowers on tall stalks in spring and early summer. Care: Site in full sun or light shade and well-drained, fertile soil that is slightly acidic or neutral. Keep moist during the growing season. Propagation: Divide in midsummer, or start seeds in a cold frame in fall. Problems: Iris borer, verbena bud moth, whiteflies, iris weevil, thrips, slugs, snails, aphids, nematodes, bacterial leaf blight, rots, leaf spot, rust, viruses, and scorch all may affect plants. Overview Height 3 ft. to 6 ft. Growth Pace Moderate Grower Light Full Sun to Part Shade Moisture Medium Moisture Maintenance Moderate Characteristics Showy Flowers, Showy Foliage Bloom Time Early Summer, Late Spring, Spring, Summer Flower Color Blue Foliage Color Variegated Foliage Uses Beds and Borders Seasonal Interest Spring Interest Type Perennials Iris pallida 'Variegata'View the discussion thread.