Iris pallida 'Variegata'

Common Name:
Dalmatian iris
Plant Type:
Evergreen perennial
Iridaceae (The Iris Family)
Geographic Origin:
Mediterranean Region
California Native?:
Plant Size:
3 feet
Landscape/Garden Uses:
Mixed plantings
Flowering Season:
Spring and summer
Flower Color:
Lavender blue
Sun or light shade
Well-drained soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 0 degrees F. or less
This sturdy plant has erect nearly evergreen fans of leaves up to 2 feet high, blue-green in color with yellow margins. Branched stems rise well above the foliage in summer, displaying a succession of fragrant 4 inch blossoms which resemble those of the German iris. They are soft lavender-blue overall, with a golden "beard" on each fall. Sun or light shade, well drained soil, moderate watering. Hardy to 0 degrees F. or less.