Crested Iris

Low growing fan-like cluster of arching, slender leaves that put forth a delicate flower stalk topped with an eye-catching bloom. The flower is a small, six-petaled bloom with three very prominent much larger petals that are blue to violet with a distinctive white, yellow, and/or purple marking in the mid-vein. Spreads quickly by means of creeping rhizomes, and will form dense colonies. This plant thrives in well-drained, moist soil in part shade, but will tolerate full sun with consistent watering. Keeping leaf litter off of the plant crown will help to prevent smothering and decay.

Scientific Name: Iris cristata
Bloom Color: Blue, Violet, White
Bloom Time: March, April, May
Butterfly Host: N/A
Container Size: 3/4 gallon
Cultural Uses: N/A
Fall Foliage: No
Fruit: Tan, leathery capsule containing numerous seeds
Habit: Herb
Height: 1-2'
Light Needs: Shade (< 2 hrs. direct sun), Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun)
Square Feet Used: 0.25
Type Of Garden Ecotone: Other
Water Needs: Average, Moist

Price: $10.00

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