Iris pallida 'Aureo Variegata'

Variegated Sweet Iris

Deciduous, Herbaceous Perennial

A drought tolerant evergreen perennial for full sun with strappy foliage and striking variegation. Fragrant lilac blooms in early summer.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Afternoon Sun

Water Needs: Average, Drought-tolerant, Low


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

Features: Attractive Foliage, Drought-tolerant / Water wise, Flowers, Fragrant, Low Maintenance

Foliage Color: Ivory / Cream, Variegated

Flower Color: Lavender / Lilac, Purple / Violet
Bloom Season: Spring, May

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Massed, Rock Garden, Beds and Borders, Edging, Groundcover, Hell Strip, Mixed Border, Structure / Foundation
Special Situations: Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Late Spring / Early Summer, Three Seasons of Interest
Position / Role: front of border, mid-plane filler
Collections: Great Plant Pick, Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: medium
Maintenance Tasks: Deadheading

Plant Combos