Iris pallida, ‘Variegata’ produces sweetly fragrant, pale lavender-blue flowers with creamy yellow streaking on gray-green foliage. ‘Variegata’ is an extremely decorative plant whose elegantly striped leaves are its glory. This Iris is quite popular because of its variegated foliage. The striped leaves are certainly very striking, and last most of the year rather than dying back. In areas, with mild winters it comes very close to being fully evergreen, and the fans of sabers are more than commonly well arranged.
An iris this attractive whether in bloom or not is a very welcome addition to a sunny garden. Flowers are excellent for cutting.The Iris pallida is commonly known as Dalmatian Iris because it is native to Dalmatia, a province of Croatia. It is also native to the southern Alps. As a parent of the Tall Bearded Iris, it is the source of the sweet fragrance found in many of today’s hybrids. Good iris for partial shade locations, borders, open woodland gardens and shade gardens.
Iris sibirica: Exceptional hardiness, easy culture, long life and durable, handsome foliage rank this perennial among the favorites. Performs well near streams, bogs or in open meadows, and blooms between spring flowering and summer flowering perennials.