Iris pallida 'Variegata'

Iris pallida 'Variegata'

Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
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(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 Flower
Foliage Color
Variegated Foliage
Uses
Beds and Borders
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Perennials

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