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Products > Iris pallida 'Argentea Variegata'
 
Iris pallida 'Argentea Variegata' - Dalmatian Iris

This listing for information only - We no longer grow this plant  

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Bulb
Family: Iridaceae (Irises)
Origin: Italy (Europe)
Variegated Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Lavender
Bloomtime: Spring
Fragrant Flowers: Yes
Synonyms: [Iris pallida 'Albo Variegata']
Height: 1-3 feet
Width: Clumping
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: <15 F
Iris pallida 'Argentea Variegata' (Dalmatian Iris) - This Iris displays white variegation on the broad gray-green leaves that reach 18 to 30 inches tall. The pale lavender-blue flowers with yellow beards appear in the late spring and early summer and have a delicious grape soda fragrance. It does best in full coastal sun or light shade with moist soil and is hardy to well below 0 degrees F. Iris pallida is one of the so called Dalmation Irises because it is native to the Velebit Mountains of Dalmatia, a province of Croatia and is also found in the southern Alps and the Istrian Peninsula in the Crimea. The specific epithet comes from the pale flower color which is pallid compared to the darker Iris germanica. This selection has slightly smaller flowers then the pale yellow variegated form called 'Variegata', which we also grow, but its striking white-striped leaves are this plant's main attraction. It is sometimes grown under the invalid name of 'Iris pallida 'Albo Variegata'.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Iris pallida Argentea Variegata.
 
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