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

 
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'.  The information on this page is based on our research that has been conducted on this plant in our nursery library, from online sources, and from observations made of the crops growing in the nursery, plants in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Iris pallida 'Argentea Variegata'.
 
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