Species Iris (Iris pallida 'Zebra') in the Irises Database

Common names:
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Also sold as:
Iris 'Variegata'
Iris 'Pallida Variegata'
Iris 'Aurea'

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: 3 child plants

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Location: Santa Cruz Mountains, CaliforniaDate: 2014-04-23
By Henhouse
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Location: Russia, Krasnodarskij KrajDate: 2017-05-19
By Serjio
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Location: Russia, Krasnodarskij KrajDate: 2017-05-19
By Serjio
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Location: Pleasant Grove, UtahDate: 2011-05-02with yellow Mendel Hybrid tulips
By Paul2032
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Location: TwispDate: June
By lauribob
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Location: West Valley City, UT
By Zencat
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Location: Manitoba, CanadaDate: 2016-05-18
By DebbieC
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Location: Pleasant Grove, UtahDate: 2011-06-01
By Paul2032
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Location: In my gardenDate: 2008-04-22
By Calif_Sue
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Location: In my gardenDate: 2008-05-17
By Calif_Sue
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Location: Pleasant Grove. UtahDate: 2011-05-08
By Paul2032
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Location: Pleasant Grove, UtahDate: 2012-04-09Lovely spring foliage
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Location: Pleasant Grove, UtahDate: 2012-05-10In my garden
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Location: Napa Iris GardensDate: 2012-05-18
By Calif_Sue
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Location: Napa Iris GardensDate: 2012-05-18
By Calif_Sue
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Photo Courtesy of Garden Perennials. Used with Permission.
By Joy
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Photo Courtesy of Te Sligte Gardens. Used with Permission
By Joy
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Date: 2013-04-20
By Paul2032
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Location: In my gardenDate: 2013-05-16
By Calif_Sue
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Date: 2014-04-01
By Paul2032
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Date: 2014-05-22
By ARUBA1334
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Location: West Valley City, UTStalks are variegated, too.
By Zencat
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Date: 2015-08-31
By Paul2032
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Location: My garden, Pequea, PA 17565Date: 2016-05-27
By csandt
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Location: West Valley City, UTDate: 2014-04-16
By Zencat
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Photo Courtesy of Busse Gardens. Used with permission.
By Joy
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Photo Courtesy of Secret Garden Growers.
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Comments:
Posted by Paul2032 ( Utah - Zone 5b) on Oct 18, 2011 11:55 AM

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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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Untitled by Paul2032 Nov 29, 2012 11:15 PM 5
Untitled by Paul2032 Mar 23, 2014 4:18 PM 0
Love those variegated leaves! by tabbycat Mar 1, 2019 10:11 AM 1
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2018 ........i got a box!!!😁😍 by shizen Mar 15, 2019 3:12 PM 1,448
Blooms 2018 by cliftoncat Jan 2, 2019 4:17 PM 2,872
What is your weather today in your iris garden? by evelyninthegarden May 19, 2019 6:46 PM 2,497
Utah Iris Season 2017 by Zencat Nov 1, 2017 10:24 AM 521
Bloom Season 2017 by shizen Mar 29, 2018 1:09 PM 3,789
2017 orders by Lestv Sep 18, 2017 10:45 AM 1,756
Iris trips of a lifetime by bluegrassmom Jul 15, 2016 12:02 PM 18
Roll call 2016 by Cuzz4short Nov 8, 2017 12:55 PM 527
Bloom Season 2016 - Part 2 by Lestv Jan 21, 2019 9:53 PM 1,323
Iris pallida by Mindy03 May 22, 2016 4:32 PM 13
What other plants do you grow besides Irises? by creativeclover Jun 4, 2018 3:20 PM 97
Irises with lines and stripes by tveguy3 Jan 2, 2018 1:37 PM 895
2016 Orders by Henhouse Oct 20, 2016 4:50 AM 2,169
Question re Iris pallida 'Argentea Variegata' by Polymerous Nov 20, 2015 8:15 PM 17
Iris Art by tveguy3 Jan 6, 2016 9:31 PM 190
Which were your first iris? A trip down memory lane...... by Paul2032 Jan 20, 2016 6:15 AM 85

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