Description: Hardy, spring-flowering, rhizomatous-rooted bulb - Fragrant, pale lavender-blue flowers and striking, white-edged leaves
Habit: Flower spikes grow to 4-feet high and stand of foliage spreads to 3-feet wide
Culture: Plant in well-drained garden loam and full sun to part shade
Hardiness: USDA Zones 3 through 10
Attributes: Fragrant flowers - Deer resistant - Drought tolerant
The Variegated Sweet or Zebra Iris belongs to an ancient group that was the ancestor to our modern Tall Bearded Iris. Although it is not certain when the variegated form arose, the species types date to the seventeenth century and were cultivated by the earliest settlers in America. They are tough, deer resistant, drought tolerant, long-lived and resistant to borers and disease.
Arrives in a 1 gallon pot.