Iris laevigata 'Variegata'

Common Name:
Striped water iris
Plant Type:
Evergreen perennial
Iridaceae (The Iris Family)
Geographic Origin:
Japan and East Asia
California Native?:
Plant Size:
2 feet+
Landscape/Garden Uses:
Mixed plantings
Flowering Season:
Spring and summer
Flower Color:
Bright blue
Sun or light shade
Most soils
Suggested Irrigation:
Regular watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 10 degrees F. or less
A showy plant for moist spots and poolside, quite compatible with the Japanese iris. It makes dense clumps, with tall, narrow cream-striped leaves, which are held erect. In summer blue violet 3 inch blossoms are held above the foliage on slender stalks. Hardy to 0 degrees F. or below.