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Iris cristata

Also called Dwarf Crested Iris


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Iris cristata - Crested Iris

More About Iris cristata

  • Open, star-shaped flowers of light lavender-blue with a yellow and white beard
  • Flowers on short stalks grow even with, or slightly above the foliage
  • Short, bright green, sword-like foliage
  • Bloom Time: April to May

Zone:

4

Height:

10-15 cm

Spread:

25-30 cm

Colour:

Violet-blue
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Crested Iris Growing and Maintenance Tips

Iris cristata grows best in a rich, moist to average, well-drained soil, in partial shade. Full shade and sun conditions are tolerated, however, it dislikes extended periods of excessive drought or wetness.  Can be used for naturalizing.


Iris cristata Characteristics

Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Hummingbirds
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Ground cover
Ground cover
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Early Spring
Spring

Habit

Dwarf
Spreading

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Border/edging
Woodland/woods edge
Naturalizing