2 to 3 ft.
12 to 18 in.
partial shade or partial sun to full sun
USDA zones 5-9
hardy to 6,500 ft.
Yellow dalmatian iris is a perennial flower grown for its yellow and green striped leaves. Its long, linear leaves are vertically striped with yellow colored bands.
In early summer, sturdy branched stems carry large, purple, grape-scented flowers. It is somewhat more vigorous than white variegated iris.
There is a patch of yellow dalmatian iris that has been growing at the Xeriscape Garden for many years. It has been a hardy and reliable plant, adding interesting leaf color during the growing season.
Divide every few years in August. When left undivided too long, it stops flowering.
Cut last year's leaves to ground level in spring. After bloom, trim flower stalk as far down as possible without damaging the leaves.