Variegated Sweet Bearded Iris

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Iris plants command a special season of bloom in late spring! You know the time, right after the Daffodils and Tulips are done, but before most of the flowering perennials do their thing. It's almost like they timed it just right in order to get the maximum amount of attention!

We wouldn't put it past them! These plants are drama queens, and rightfully so!

Iris plants command a special season of bloom in late spring! You know the time, right after the Daffodils and Tulips are done, but before most of the flowering perennials do their thing. It's almost like they timed it just right in order to get the maximum amount of attention!

We wouldn't put it past them! These plants are drama queens, and rightfully so!

With regal stems, strappy leaves, and jaw-dropping blooms, Iris are the supermodels of the plant world! And none are more showy than the variegated foliage of the Variegated Sweet Iris (Iris pallida 'Albovariegata')! Combined with the lavender flowers, you will have a standout that stays front and center all season long!

Albovariegata features strongly fragrant lavender blooms, and bicolor green and cream leaves. What a beauty!

A type of Bearded Iris, these spread and form clumps via underground rhizomes that multiply year after year. Hardy throughout USDA planting zones 4 to 8, Sweet Iris grows about 2 feet in height and width but can be divided every few years to increase their landscape presence! Deer and rabbits seldom bother with these plants but the Butterflies and Bees will flutter from near and far to sip nectar!

Planting and Application:

Because of its smaller, space-saving size, place this Iris in the front garden border in full sun! Groupings maximize the incredible flower and foliage color combination! Plant enough of them to use them as cut flowers, and don't forget to try the leaves in your arrangements. Pure elegance!

Showy in the Cottage Garden, Pollinator Border, and throughout the average soil sun garden, groupings look fantastic in mixed Perennial gardens, winding among flowering shrubs and Roses, or with other upright growing perennials like Ornamental Grasses and sun-garden perennial plants! They look especially lovely among tall Lilies and other Iris!

  • Fragrant Lavender Blooms With Yellow Accents
  • Blooms Late-Spring to Early Summer!
  • Clump-Forming Perennial Rhizomes
  • Great Cut Flowers & Pollinator Friendly
  • Sun Gardens & Pollinator Gardens, Groupings & Containers

#ProPlantTips For Care

Iris prefer full sun, but will tolerate a little afternoon shade. These will struggle in wet, soggy, soil so make sure Bearded Iris are planted in a well-drained area. Provide regular moisture during the growing season and supplemental moisture during prolonged drought and heat. Top-dress with 3-4 inches of arborist mulch to regulate soil moisture and enrich the area as it breaks down.

Deadhead the flowers as they fade and trim back the foliage in the autumn. Every 3-5 years, divide the clumps and rearrange the rhizomes to keep them in tight formation and to prevent them from being buried too deeply, preferring to be planted more shallowly in the ground. For the winter, loosely cover your Iris in a layer of clean leaves or evergreen boughs, straw or compost, pulling it back in the spring.

  • Full Sun & Afternoon Shaded Locations
  • Loves Moist to Average Moisture
  • Well-Drained Rich Soil
  • Deadhead After Flowers Fade & Trim Stems in Late Autumn
  • Deer & Rabbit-Resistant

Don't miss these gorgeous Iris, order a Variegated Sweet Iris today and gain an easy-going supermodel in your landscape without having to give it the diva treatment! Now available for shipping at!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
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Variegated Sweet Bearded Iris Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Iris pallida 'Albovariegata'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 18 - 24 inches
Mature Spread 18 - 24 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate to High
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Lavender
Foliage Variegated Green & White
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Autumn
Fragrant Yes