Details

Iris 'Variegata' is a semi-evergreen plant with sword-shaped grey-green leaves edged with white, and fragrant light blue-purple flowers 10cm wide in early summer, the falls with purple veins on white near the base

 

Hardiness

H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

 

Sunlight

Full Sun

Aspect

South-facing

Exposure

Exposed or Sheltered

 

Moisture

Well-drained

 

SoilSand, Loam

pH

Acid, Neutral


Size

Ultimate height: 0.5-1 metres

Ultimate spread: 0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height: 2-5 years

 

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained, fertile, neutral to slightly acid loam in full sun

Propagation

Propagate by seed sown in pots in a cold frame in autumn or spring. Propagate by division of rhizomes from midsummer to early autumn

 

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Flower borders and beds Wall-side Borders City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden

How to care

 

Pruning

Remove any dying foliage in autumn, old flower stems can be cut down after flowering. Tall varieties can have their leaf fans trimmed to one third of the total height to reduce wind rock while the plants are establishing

Pests

Prone to slugs, snails and thrips

Diseases

May be affected by iris rhizome rot and a leaf spot

Iris pallida variegata

£7.80Price
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    0131 445 4698

    Damhead Nursery
    Damhead Farm
    Lothianburn
    Midlothian
    EH10 7DZ