Iris 'Albo Variegata'

Iris 'Albo Variegata'

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Spring-blooming bearded iris more shade and drought tolerant than most
SKU 29707
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Key Characteristics

3 - 10

Mature Height

2.8 Feet

Mature Width

18 IN

Sun / Shade

Full Sun, Part Shade

Moisture Level

Moist, well-drained

Description / Iris 'Albo Variegata'

Plant Iris 'Albo Variegata' bulbs in late summer through fall, and expect their splendid display of 3- to 5-inch soft lavender-blue blooms with yellow beards to grace your garden in late spring to early summer the following year. These fragrant flowers emerge on tall, 34-inch sturdy scapes, towering above striking sword-shaped foliage that retains its freshness throughout the season. The leaves unfurl in spring with a creamy yellow margin, transitioning to ivory hues as they mature. In warmer regions, the foliage maintains its allure, offering semi-evergreen beauty well into fall or even winter.

This Iris pallida, commonly known as bearded iris, sweet iris, or Dalmatian iris, 'Albo Variegata' boasts a clumping habit and can flourish as a perennial in suitable Zones, multiplying each year with its rhizomatous growth pattern, making it ideal for naturalizing. For maximum impact, plant these lavender bearded iris bulbs in expansive drifts or clusters of 10 to 15 in mixed beds, borders, or containers.

Renowned for its ease of cultivation, bearded iris is virtually foolproof. Thriving in a variety of conditions, it prefers sunny to partially shady spots with humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil. Iris 'Albo Variegata' exhibits cold hardiness, salt tolerance, and a greater resilience to shade and drought compared to many other bearded iris varieties. Additionally, it boasts resistance to browsing by deer and rabbits.

As you explore the beauty of your garden, expect these lavender iris blooms to not only captivate your senses but also beckon pollinators, particularly butterflies and hummingbirds. Furthermore, they serve as exquisite, enduring additions to spring bouquets, adding a touch of elegance to any floral arrangement.

Iris flowers are unique and hardy with different planting forms including rhizomes and bulbs, that make them easy to plant, divide, and multiply . Colorful options that include traditional purples and blues in addition to bi-colored varieties.

Product Details

Item Form Bareroot
Genus Iris
Species pallida
Variety 'Albo Variegata'
Product Classification Perennials
Habit Mound-shaped
USDA Zone Low 3
USDA Zone High 10
Sun / Shade Full Sun, Part Shade
Bloom Color Lavender
Bloom Season Start Late Spring
Bloom Season End Early Summer
Foliage Color Cream, Medium Green, Variegated
Resistance Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance, Drought Tolerant
Special Features Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Fragrance, Hummingbird Lovers
Uses Beds, Border, Containers, Cut Flowers
Zone 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
State Shipping Restrictions GU, PR, VI

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