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Iris pallida ‘Argentea Variegata’
Iris pallida ‘Argentea Variegata’
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Iris pallida ‘Argentea Variegata’

Silver-variegated Sweet Iris

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.289.460

Also known as the Zebra Iris, this is a very old garden plant, still as popular as ever. It forms a low clump of sword-like leaves, with silvery-white and grey-green stripes running 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. CAUTION: Harmful if eaten.

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Iris pallida ‘Argentea Variegata’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Light Blue
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Grey Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
   55-60 cm
   21-23 inches
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate