Iris pallida Lam.

Tall Bearded Iris

Family: Iridaceae

Genus: Iris

Category: Perennial

Zones: 3 to 8

Size: To 3' tall

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Violet to lavender flowers. Drought and deer tolerant. Well-drained soils. Divide in late summer.


Published in Tabl. Tabl. Encycl. 3(1): 294 in 1789.

Synonym Iris odoratissima Jacq. published in Pl. Rar. Hort. Schoenbr. 1: 5 t. 9 in 1797.

Native to Croatia.


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