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Iris cristata

Dwarf Crested Iris

Plant Type: Perennial

A low-growing wildflower iris with clusters of narrow leaves and popular for the large blue flowers bearing a white patch and yellow crest in May. Flowers appear stemless. A native wildflower to the Southeast, Dwarf Crested iris is excellent for naturalizing in woodlands and on well-drained slopes. Prefers semi-shade but will grow well in full sun if plants are not allowed to dry out. Tolerates dry soil in shaded locations and also tolerates nearly full shade.

SKU Size
IRICRS01G #1

Mature Height:

6-8 in

Mature Spread:

6-12 in

Spacing:

6-12 in

Zone:

3

Bloom Color:

Blue, Purple

Iris cristata Characteristics & Attributes:

Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Pollinators
Attracts Pollinators
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Native to Northeastern US
Native to Northeastern US
Ground Cover
Ground Cover
Container
Container
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Mass Planting
Mass Planting
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun
Partial Sun
Spring
Spring
Average Water
Average Water
Dry Soil
Dry Soil
Attributes
Border or Bed
Groupings
Woodland Edge
Rock Garden
Spring Bloomer
Shade Gardens
Naturalizing
Woodland Garden
Edging
Foliage Color
Green
Habit
Dwarf
Clump-forming
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Soil Moisture
Well Drained