Iris foetidissima 'Variegata'

Variegated Gladwyn Iris

Evergreen Perennial

A sturdy and flexible evergreen perennial with strappy foliage and striking white variegation. Prized for its flexibility (at home in dry shade or sun!) and its ability to remain attractive even in pressure-filled situations where other less-worthy perennials would whither or look awful. This plant can be a bit hard to locate, but worth the effort.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Exposure: Full Shade, Part Shade, Deep Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade

Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Average, Low


Size: 18 - 24 tall x 18 - 30 wide
Shape / Form: Strappy
Foliage Texture: Bold, Medium, Coarse
Foliage Quality: Grass-like

Features: Attractive Foliage, Drought-tolerant / Water wise, Low Maintenance, Winter Interest

Foliage Color: Ivory / Cream, Variegated

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Beds and Borders, Edging, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Small Gardens, Structure / Foundation
Special Situations: Deep Shade, Dry Shade, Low Water / No Water, Tough / Fool-Proof, Winter Wet / Summer Dry

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Year-round Interest, Three Seasons of Interest
Collections: Great Plant Pick

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plant Combos