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Pallida Silver Bearded Iris

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  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Height/Habit: 34 inches
  • Zone: 3-9
  • Flowering Date: Midseason
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Pallida Silver Bearded Iris

Description
Prized for its striking variegated foliage, this reliable, low-maintenance iris has light purple blossoms and a fragrance reminiscent of grape soda pop. Plant in full sun to partial shade. Blooms in mid season. Grows 34" tall with an 18-24" spread. Deer tend to avoid. Zones 3-9. Iris pallida 'Variegata'
Product Details
  • Season Fall
  • Unit of Measure1
  • Botanical NameIris germanica 'Pallida Silver'
  • Sun ExposureFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Spread18 - 24 inches
  • Spacing18 - 24 inches
  • Hardiness Zone3-9
  • Flowering DateMidseason
  • Planting InstructionsSet the rhizomes so bottom 1/2 is below ground level. Firm well and water thoroughly. Provide at least 5 hours of sun each day.
  • Winter CareMulch iin colder climates and remove mulch in spring before growth starts.
  • Flower Color:purple
  • Flower FormClassic bearded iris flower form
  • Foliage TypeGlaucous-green, sword-like fans of stiff upright leaves in spring and summer with some dying back in colder climates in winter.
  • Soil RequirementWell drained soil preferred, but is quite tolerant of a wide range of soils.
  • PruningRemove spent flower stems. Cut back foliage to 6" fans in late fall. Clean plant debris before winter to prevent borers overwintering. Late fall, early winter.
  • Unique CharactersticsDramatic green/white variegated foliage is the key feature to this variety. Many variegated varieties are gold/green, so this is very unique. Fragrance smells like grape soda. Light purple blossoms.
  • ShippedNO.1 BR
  • Height/Habit34 inches
  • Growth RateFast once established, which takes approximately 4-6 weeks
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Orders for in-stock seeds, general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping time frames outlined below:

*Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.

2018 Fall Shipping Schedule
Zone Bulbs, Potted Plants and Perennials
1A - 6B 9/4/18 - 11/2/18
7A-10B 9/4/18 - 11/16/18
Last Order Date Zones 1-6: 10/29/18
Zones 7-10: 11/12/18

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