Dwarf Crested Iris perennial with green foliage and purple flowers planted in a garden Close up of Dwarf Crested Iris flower in full bloom showing purple petals with white and yellow throats Dwarf Crested Iris showing bright purple flowers and dark green leaves Dwarf Crested Iris purple flowers and green foliage in full bloom from above

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Dwarf Crested Iris

Iris cristata

An excellent plant for early spring bloom in a shaded area of the rock garden, perennial border or woodland garden. Foliage forms a nice ground cover for woodland areas. May also be used as a seasonal ground cover or edger.

Growzone: 3-9

As Low As: $22.95

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1 Quart Pot $22.95

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Dormancy Notice: This plant, like many others, enters dormancy or semi-dormancy in the late fall through early spring. *THIS PLANT IS NOT DEAD. It is completely healthy but upon receiving the plant, you may notice it exhibits fewer leaves, discoloration, or complete leaf drop. This is normal and essential to the plant's health. In fact, planting during dormancy promotes root growth, giving your plant a better start for spring, when new foliage will begin to grow.

Dwarf Crested Iris for Sale Online

The Iris Cristata, commonly called the Dwarf Crested Iris, is a low-growing, rapidly spreading Iris. It features small pale blue, sometimes lilac or lavender, flowers that have gold crests on the falls. Flowers bloom from very short stems, often appearing stemless. Yellowish to medium green, narrow leaves appear sword like in shape and arise from a network of branching rhizomes. This perennial is native from Maryland to Oklahoma and south from Georgia to Mississippi. 

Growing Zone: 3-9
Selling Points: Tolerates wet soil, deer resistant, attracts Butterflies
Mature Height: 6 to 8 Inches
Mature Width: 6 to 12 inches
Sunlight: full sun to part shade
Water Requirements: Average to moist soil
This Plants Growzone: 3-9 Dwarf Crested Iris Hardiness Zone

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