Silver Variegated Iris

Fragrant with Variegated Foliage

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Silver Variegated Iris

Fragrant with Variegated Foliage

  • Flowers smell like grape soda
  • Blooms in mid to late spring
  • Silvery gray-green foliage with white stripes
  • Low-maintenance perennial
  • Deer tend to avoid
A great perennial for adding months of interest to the garden. Its lavender flowers appear in mid to late spring and smell like grape soda! Its swordlike, striped, green and white foliage adds months of vertical interest to the landscape. Plant as a specimen plant—or for a striking look, plant en masse. Grows 32-34 in. tall. Plant in full sun to partial shade. Zones 4-9.
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  • Botanical Name: Iris pallida variegata Silver
  • Height: 2 1/2 - 3 feet
  • Spacing: 1 - 2 feet
  • Depth:Dig a hole large enough to spread the roots without bending them. Set the rhizome so the bottom half is below ground level. Firm soil well and water thoroughly.
  • Spread:1 1/2 - 2 feet
  • Light Required:Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Size: Bareroot
  • Blooms: Mid Spring, Late Spring
  • Zone: 4-9
  • Form: Perennial
  • Flower Form: Lavender blooms with a sweet fragrance of grape soda.
  • Soil Requirements: Humus-enriched, moist, well-drained soil.
  • Pruning: Remove spent flower stems after blooming. In late fall, cut back foliage to 6-inch fans. Remove plant debris before winter.
  • Foliage: Long, broad, sword-like leaves 1 - 1 1/2 inches wide. Silvery-grey green with striking white stripes along each blade.

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