Everybody loves irises for their big, colorful flowers, but when the blooms are over, the plants sort of fade into the background. Not so with Variegated Iris. This arresting plant produces a plethora of beautiful lavender blooms in late spring, but that’s not the end of the show. Throughout the growing season, you’ll enjoy its striking gray-green and cream-striped leaves. In mild areas, the foliage remains showy into December. Variegated Iris makes a pleasing pop of color in your entryway garden, mixed border, or patio plantings. It’s happy in sun or part shade.