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Iris pallida 'Variegata'

Iris pallida 'Variegata' Photo/Illustration: Jennifer Benner

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: 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.
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
Foliage Color Variegated Foliage
Flower Color Blue Flower
Uses Beds and Borders
Seasonal Interest Spring Interest, Summer Interest
Type Perennials

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