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Products > Iris pallida 'Argentea Variegata'
Iris pallida 'Argentea Variegata' - Dalmatian Iris
Image of Iris pallida 'Argentea Variegata'
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Bulb/Tuber/Rhizome etc.
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'. 

Information about Iris pallida 'Argentea Variegata' displayed on this page is based on our research about it conducted in our library and gathered from reliable online sources. We include observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery gardens and in other gardens that we have visited, as well as how the crops have performed in containers in our own nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others about this plant when we feel it adds information and particularly welcome hearing from anyone who has any additional cultural recommendations that would aid others in growing it.