Friday, May 25, 2007
IRIS PALLIDA VARIGATA
I only have two types of Bearded Irises in the garden right now. My favourite is Iris pallida variegata. The main reason I grow it is for the foliage which creates strong vertical lines in the mixed borders. The flowers are an additional bonus. I grow it with a little afternoon shade so the leaves look fresh through September (if grown with all day full sun the leaves crisp in summer). Its so easy to grow every gardener should make a small spot for them. Months long of a visual pop with very little effort. Differently a keeper.