Iris Aureo Variegata
Aureo Variegata: Also known as the Zebra Iris, this very old garden plant is still as popular as ever. It forms a low clump of sword-like leaves with golden-yellow and grey-green stripes running lengthwise. Fragrant lavender-blue flowers appear in early summer. Excellent for cutting. Plants must have excellent drainage, particularly in hot, humid summer regions or areas with wet winters.
Height: 24-36″/Spread: 18-24″
Early to Mid Summer
Size Available: 1 Gal
Beloved for their striking, elegant flowers in a sumptuous array of colors, iris is a shining star in the early spring to midsummer garden. The showy flowers sit atop tall, slender stalks, beautifully framed with fans of emerald green, spear-like leaves that add handsome vertical structure all season. Depending on the variety, they thrive in beds, borders, containers, naturalized areas, beside ponds and water features or in cottage gardens. Plus, the gnarly rhizomes make a beautiful and functional choice for planting on steep or difficult slopes for erosion control. Rhizomes spread and multiply readily, forming attractive clumps and providing plenty of new plants. They also attract important pollinators like bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.