• Dwarf Crested Iris perennial with green foliage and purple flower
  • 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.

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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.


Growzone: 3-9 Dwarf Crested Iris Hardiness Zones 3-9
Hardiness 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

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