Bull. American Iris Society, 156:79-83 (1960)
(Iris pallida x I. tectorum)
The crested iris hybrid Paltec, from a cross involving I. tectorum and Edina.
Though not a species or natural hybrid, the dainty hybrid Paltec, a low-growing, medium-blue self that will flower with almost unbelievable profusion, has enjoyed and deserved considerable popularity as a border plant. It does not seem to have any particular cultural requirements other than reasonable drainage and a modicum of plant food. I have used it as a border plant or in perennial beds planted between and slightly behind an edging of candytuft. The plant is helped in winter by a light covering which can be supplied in the perennial border simply by adjacent plants.