Iris pallida aureovariegata

Available late May

Iris pallida variegata photo Suzanne Patry

Zebra Iris

Iris pallida aureovariegata has been a favourite in our sunny garden for many years. We would grow it for the golden striped foliage even if it never bloomed. It does produce fragrant lavender blooms the same time as the peonies and Baptisia bloom. Unlike many bearded Iris, the foliage remains attractive throughout the growing season.

  • Height: 55-61 cm (21-24 in)
  • Spread: 30-45 cm (12-18 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 3-9
  • Sun or Shade: minimum four hours of direct sun
  • Bloom Time: late spring
  • Leaf Colour: green and yellow variegated
  • Bloom Colour: lavender
  • Critter Resistance: deer