Iris pallida Variegata Gold
Variegated Sweet Iris
DetailsIris pallida 'Variegata Gold' is highly prized for both its fragrant violet-blue flowers and its strikingly showy tri-colored foliage. The stiff upright leaves are vertically striped with ribbons of green, white and creamy yellow, adding color and contrast to your flower beds from spring through late fall. This variety is easily grown in any well-drained garden soil of low to average fertility. Keep it blooming by dividing in late summer once every third or fourth year. Midseason bloom. 32"-36" tall x 12" wide (division propagated).
|Common Name||Variegated Sweet Iris|
|Botanical Name||Iris pallida Variegata Gold|
|Zones||4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Mature Height||32"-36" tall|
|Mature Spread||12" wide; plant rhizomes 12-24" apart|
|Bloom Time||Late spring|
|Planting Depth||Iris should be planted so the tops of the rhizomes are exposed and the roots are spread out facing downwards in the soil. Make sure not to plant the rhizomes too deep.|
|Ships As||Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber|
|Soil Type||Sandy Soil, Average Soil|
|Soil Moisture||Drought Resistant / Waterwise|
|Amount of Rain||10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)|
|Advantages||Deer Resistant, Easy to grow, Fragrant Flower / Foliage|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
- If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
- If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).
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