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: Drought-tolerant, Average, Low


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

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

Foliage Color: Variegated, Ivory / Cream

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

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Beds and Borders, Edging, Groundcover, Hell Strip, Massed, Mixed Border, Rock Garden, 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

Suitable Substitutes

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