Iris cristata

Dwarf Crested Iris

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  • Blue violet flowers in April-May
  • Great ground cover for shady areas
  • Dry to moist, rocky, acidic and basic soils
  • Natural habitat: woodlands, sometimes in mountain hollows and ravines
  • Colonizes by rhizomes
  • Lovely woodland cover that attracts bees

Height: 6-8 in
Spread: 15 in

Zone: 5-8
Color: Violet- Blue

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Edging
  • Spring Bloomer
  • Mass Planting
  • Native
  • Ground Cover


  • Sun/ Shade

Foliage Color:

  • Green


  • Spreads quickly by rhizomes

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Spring

Soil Moisture:

  • Keep Well-Watered
  • Moist, Well-Drained

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