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Scientific Name: Iris pallida 'Variegata'
Pronunciation: EYE-riss PAL-ih-duh
Common Name: variegated sweet iris
Family Name: Iridaceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Fan-like arrangement of leaves (tight at the base), light grayish-green with one-sided creamy variegation.
Course(s): HORT 2355

Habit: Stiffly upright
Form: Vase
Texture: Coarse
Mature Size:
Height:0.7 - 1.3m
Spread:0.6 - 1.0m
Growth Rate:Moderate
Origin: Europe
Hardiness Rating: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Low
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Container planting, Cut flower or foliage, Group or mass planting, Perennial border, Summer interest
Additional Info: Google
variegated sweet iris
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Grass-like, Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Parallel venation
Surfaces: Glabrous
Colour in Summer: Green, Silver / Grayish
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Other
Apices: Acute
Margins: Entire

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Raceme
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:3
Corolla Shape:Ligulate
Ovary Position:Inferior
Colour (petals): Showy, Blue
Flower Time at Peak: Jun, Jul, Aug
Additional Info: Like most irises found locally, this is a single flower with one inferior ovary but the stigmas are petal-like to make it appear as three separate flowers.

Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Sep, Oct, Nov
Additional Info: Not showy
Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Rhizomes

Propagation: Division - below ground parts
Plant Care:
Pest Susceptibility: Deer resistant, Rabbit resistant, Drought resistant
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