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Iris pallida 'Albo-Variegata' - Zebra Iris or Sweet Iris (photo credit: Growing Colors)

Perennials

Iris pallida 'Albo-Variegata'

Sweet Iris

Iris pallida 'Albo-variegata' also known as 'Argentea Variegata' is a very old garden plant, still as popular as ever. It forms a low clump of striped sword-like leaves emerging creamy yellow and turning silvery-white as the season progresses. Grey-green stripes run lengthwise, remaining nearly evergreen in mild winter regions. Fragrant lavender-blue flowers appear in early summer. Excellent for cutting. Plants must have excellent drainage, particularly in hot, humid summer regions or areas with wet winters. Clumps may be easily divided every 3 to 4 years in late summer, exactly as you would treat a Bearded Iris.

Sweet Iris Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Very similar in growth and habit to tall bearded iris. Very fragrant and drought tolerant.

Height:

24-30 in

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Spread:

12-18 in

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Hardiness Zone:

3 - 9

Characteristics & Attributes for Iris pallida 'Albo-Variegata'

Exposure
Sun
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Attracts Wildlife
Hummingbirds
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
Attributes
Focal Point
Fragrant
Great Foliage
Border or Bed
Mass Planting
Cut Flower
Foliage Color
Variegated
Great Companion Plants for Iris pallida 'Albo-Variegata'
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