Dwarf Crested Iris
A groundcover of Iris cristata can produce a gorgeous drift of blue color in the spring woodland garden. Just six inches high, the lovely blue-violet flowers of this dwarf iris are nestled in arching blades of …
|Soil Type||Loam, Sand|
|Soil Moisture||Medium, Moist|
|Sun Exposure||Partial, Shade|
|Bloom Color||Lavender, Blue|
|Bloom Time||Apr, May|
|Hardiness Zones||3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8|
|Benefits||Pollinators, Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant|
A groundcover of Iris cristata can produce a gorgeous drift of blue color in the spring woodland garden. Just six inches high, the lovely blue-violet flowers are nestled in arching blades of green foliage. This dwarf iris is an excellent complement to other low-growing woodland plants.
Native to wooded uplands of the South and Midwest, Iris cristata easily forms a groundcover in optimal conditions: partial shade and medium-moist soil, but it does not like to have "wet feet." An excellent choice for a shaded area of the rock garden, or a naturalized woodland slope. Propagate by root division in fall, when the leaves are dying back. Dwarf Crested Iris attracts hummingbirds and bees.