Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Origin unknown
Classification: Species
Bloom Color Classification: Lavender
Foliage: Variegated

General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Perennial
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Flowers: Showy
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Various insects
Child plants: 14 child plants

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Alternative cultivar names:
  • 'Zebra'
  • 'Aurea'

Common names
  • Species Iris
  • Variegated Sweet Iris
  • Zebra Iris
  • Iris
  • Dalmatian Iris
  • Sweet Iris
  • Variegated Orris Root
Also sold as:
  • Iris 'Pallida Variegata'
  • Iris 'Variegata'

Photo Gallery
Location: Santa Cruz Mountains, California
Date: 2014-04-23
Location: Russia, Krasnodarskij Kraj
Date: 2017-05-19
Location: Russia, Krasnodarskij Kraj
Date: 2017-05-19
Location: My zone 5 garden.
Date: 2020-06-04
I bought this one for the foliage, but it does get pretty blooms
Location: Chino Valley Arizona
Date: 2021-04-14
Location: Russia, Krasnodarskij Kraj
Date: 2020-05-26
Photo by Mesopotamica

Date: 2009-06-08
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2011-05-02
with yellow Mendel Hybrid tulips
Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2022-06-09
Species Iris (Iris pallida 'Zebra')
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Date: 2016-05-18

Date: 2004-04-22
Location: KatesFlowers Perennial Garden Zone 4b
Date: 2016-05-27
Iris pallida ‘Aurea-variegata’ in bud
Location: My garden, Pequea, PA 17565
Date: 2016-05-27
Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2021-07-08
Iris pallida 'Zebra'
Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2022-06-26
Species Iris (Iris pallida 'Zebra') blooms
Location: West Valley City, UT

Date: 2014-05-22
Location: Twisp
Date: June
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2011-06-01
Photo by Mesopotamica
Location: Pleasant Grove. Utah
Date: 2011-05-08
Location: Royal Botanical Garden of Madrid
photo credit: Cillas
Location: Northern Illinois (Zone 5a)
Date: 2013-05-24

Photo courtesy of Napa Country Iris Garden
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2012-05-08
In my garden

Photo Courtesy of Secret Garden Growers.
  • Uploaded by Joy

Date: 2015-08-31
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Date: 2015-06-11
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2012-04-09
Lovely spring foliage
Location: In my garden
Date: 2008-04-22
Location: In my garden
Date: 2008-05-17

Date: 2014-04-01

Date: 2014-04-01
Location: In my garden
Date: 2013-05-16
Location: West Valley City, UT
Stalks are variegated, too.

Photo Courtesy of Busse Gardens. Used with permission.
  • Uploaded by Joy

Date: 2013-04-20
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2012-05-10
In my garden
Location: Napa Iris Gardens
Date: 2012-05-18
Location: Napa Iris Gardens
Date: 2012-05-18

Photo Courtesy of Garden Perennials. Used with Permission.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Photo by pinkiris
Location: Chino Valley Arizona
Date: 2021-05-01

Date: 2014-04-01
Location: My garden
Date: 2018-05-06

Date: 2014-04-01

Date: 2013-04-20

Date: 2013-04-20
Location: West Valley City, UT
Date: 2014-04-16
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Comments:
  • Posted by Paul2032 ( Utah - Zone 5b) on Oct 18, 2011 11:55 AM concerning plant:
    I grow this iris for it's attractive foliage. Some years I cut the bloom stalks out early because I don't find the blossoms very appealing. It does have a wonderful grape like fragrance. Foliage looks great all summer. To me the leaves are far more attractive than the flowers.
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Untitled by Paul2032 Nov 29, 2012 11:15 PM 5
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Love those variegated leaves! by tabbycat Mar 1, 2019 10:11 AM 1

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