Iris pumila 'Yo-Yo'

dwarf bearded iris

Herbaceous Perennial

Dwarf bearded iris with multicolored blooms of purple and ivory blooms generously, but fleetingly, in late spring. Its sword shaped foliage adds some foliage structure and extends the interest somewhat. Approximate height of foliage is 12 inches, and the blooms extend the height to about 18 inches.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Afternoon Sun


Size: 12 - 16 tall x 12 - 18 wide
Shape / Form: Strappy, Upright
Foliage Texture: Medium
Foliage Quality: Medium

Features: Dwarf / Compact Plant, Drought-tolerant / Water wise, Flowers, Low Maintenance

Foliage Color: Green
Leaf Shape: Strappy

Flower Color: Lavender / Lilac
Bloom Season: Apr, May, Spring

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Beds and Borders, Cutting Garden, Hell Strip
Special Situations: Deer Resistant, Low Water / No Water
Wildlife: Deer Resistant

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Spring, Summer

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: medium

Plant Combos