Iris cristata

Dwarf Crested Iris

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Dwarf Crested Iris is a rapidly spreading native deciduous perennial with long, sword-like medium green foliage that fans upwards.  Very short stems sport three parted pale blue, lilac, or lavender flowers with gold crests on the falls in spring, attracting bees.  Grows best in rich, slightly acidic, moist well-drained soils.  Drought tolerant once established.

Type: 

Perennial

Height: 

0.5' - 1'

Spread: 

0.5' - 1'

Spacing: 

0.5’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

3 - 9

Culture: 

Full SunPart Sun

Bloom Color: 

Blue/Purple

Season of Interest:  

Spring

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Low Maintenance.  Slugs and snails can cause significant damage.

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardensWater GardensPonds and StreamsNaturalized Areas, Foundation Plantings, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS:  SedgeTurtleheadJoe Pye Weed

IMAGE: Photo by Ryan Somma, Dwarf Crested Iris

 

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