Iris cristata

Iris, Dwarf Crested

$ 11.95

Item #: 1122
Pot Size: quart


Plant Description

One of our smallest native Irises, the Dwarf Crested Iris has bearded, light blue flowers resembling a miniature Iris. Two- to three-inch flowers appear in April and May on stems less than 4 inches tall. The flattened Iris-like foliage remains gracefully curled and attractive throughout the growing season and could be used as a ground cover. This species does best in very light shade and on well-drained slopes of average soil. The flowering period is relatively short, lasting only 1 to 2 weeks, but a patch of Dwarf Crested Iris in full bloom is a beautiful sight to behold. Other species to grow with this Iris include Eared Coreopsis, Alumroot, Fire Pink, and Beard-tongue.

 

Characteristics

Container plant

Roof Garden

Native Plant

Ease of Culture

Not too hard to grow

Plant Type

Wildflower, Perennial,

Ground cover,

Light Exposure

Mostly sunny, Half and half,

Mostly shady,

Soil Condition

Sandy, Clay, Organic,

Average,

Moisture Tolerance

Moderately moist,

Dry,

Size

quart

Height

less than 12,

 

 

Flower Color

Blue,

Bloom Time

Mid spring, Late spring,

Typical Height

6in

Spread

12in

Zones

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,

 

 

 

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