Joy Creek Nursery

041-126-1   Iris foetidissima 'Variegata'  

Iris foetidissima 'Variegata'
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Yes, the seldom-seen flowers are attractive, but they are not the reason to grow this plant. Grow it instead for its boldly striped evergreen strap leaves and for the fact that it is willing to make itself at home in a variety of situations, even shade. Add it to create dramatic winter interest especially in combination with deciduous shrubs. Because it produces few flowers, Iris foetidissima `Variegata' rarely seeds itself and is much better behaved than its all-green relative.

Early summer.  18-24 in. x 18 in.

Purple flowers

Sun, Part Shade, Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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