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Zebra Iris

Iris pallida 'Aureo Variegata'

Golden yellow and grey-green striped, sword-shaped foliage mark this variety; produces fragrant lavender blue blooms.

Also known as the Zebra Iris, this is a very old garden plant, still as popular as ever. It forms a low clump of sword-like leaves, with golden-yellow and grey-green stripes running lengthwise, remaining nearly evergreen in mild winter regions. Fragrant lavender-blue flowers appear in early summer. Excellent for cutting. Plants must have excellent drainage, particularly in hot, humid summer regions or areas with wet winters. Clumps may be easily divided every 3 to 4 years in late summer, exactly as you would treat a Bearded Iris. CAUTION: Harmful if eaten.

Characteristics:

Bloom Time:

Blooms late spring to mid summer

Mature Height:

21-23 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

3-9 Find your zone

Exposure:

Full Sun

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Grow at 45-55° F to promote new root growth while keeping soil slightly damp. Iris prefers to dry thoroughly between watering and to avoid overly wet soil conditions. Plants will generally finish in 6-8 weeks based on growing conditions.
Plants Per Gallon: 1
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 38
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: Low

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant in well draining professional potting soil keeping 25-50% of rhizome above the soil surface with roots below. Once potted, water sparingly and apply a broad spectrum fungicide according to directions to avoid crown and root rot.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Easy to grow iris does best in well-drained soil in full sun. Perfect for containers, or plant as a border, in rock gardens, or close to water features. Drought tolerant once established.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.