Plant Details: Dwarf Crested Iris
Category Perennials  
Zone: 5 - 8
 
Out_of_stock: N
Common Name Dwarf Crested Iris Variety  
Regional Names  
Botanical Name Iris cristata
Description Iris cristata native to the eastern half of the US is a dwarf perennial Iris with sky blue flowers that spreads to form colonies 4-5' wide and grows in shady sites with well drained conditions. It will tolerate dry soil in full sun but is much more happy in a shaded site in rich moist but well drained soils. A great spring and summer ground cover in shaded areas with good soil. A new 5" sea of Lush green miniature Iris foliage emerges each spring in March and remains attractive and in good conditions into late summer. The new flush of foliage is followed by attractive 1 1/2" lilac to sky blue flowers with white crest and gold signals in April to May. Iris cristata goes dormant in fall for a winter break only to reappear early the next spring to spread and bloom again. Under the conditions advised above the colony will double in size each summer. Mature height near 6" when flowering. Easy to care for, simply ignore it in the garden! Many selections we have check the website for others.
Notes
 
Plant Growing Conditions

Soil PH
 
Soil Type
 
Water
 
SunLight
 
Foliage
acid:
Y
 
clay:
Y
 
dry:
Y
 
full:
Y
 
Evergreen:
N
neutral:
Y
 
average: 
Y
 
average:
Y
 
partial:
Y
  SemiEvergreen:
N
alkaline:
Y
 
sand:
Y
 
wet:
N
 
shade:
Y
  Deciduous:
Y
Plant Pricing
Last Update: 2017-08-31 00:59:02.0
Container Size
Price
Division
4.00
 
Currently out of divisions. Minimum of 3 divisions please.
1 Gallon
14.00
 
These are super nice and full.
Last Update:
2009-10-23 19:54:18.0
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