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Iris cristata 'Powder Blue Giant'

Also called Dwarf Crested Iris


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Iris cristata 'Powder Blue Giant' - Crested Iris

More About Iris cristata 'Powder Blue Giant'

  • Open, star-shaped flowers of light blue with a yellow and deep blue beard
  • Flowers on short stalks grow even with, or slightly above the foliage
  • Short, bright green, sword-like foliage
  • More vigorous grower than the species
  • Bloom Time: April to May
  • Flower Size: 8 cm

Zone:

5

Height:

15-25 cm

Spread:

30-40 cm

Colour:

Blue (light)
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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 'Powder Blue Giant' Characteristics

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

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Early Spring
Spring

Habit

Dwarf

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Naturalizing
Border/edging
Woodland/woods edge