Crested Iris (Iris Cristata)

Smiling Sun Gardens

Regular price $6.00

Clouds of pretty blue flowers float just above the foliage for two weeks in April or May. Unlike many iris, the foliage is handsome all through the summer.
Culture: Grow in sun or light shade with average to moderately moist, well-drained soil. If grown in full sun, the soil must be constantly moist.

This is a tough plant that works well edging a shady garden or path. It is an effective, slow moving ground cover. Use in borders, native plant gardens, wild gardens and shady rock gardens.

Native Environment: Forest
Zone: 3 to 9
USDA Symbol: ircr
Height: 0.50 to 0.75 feet
Spread: 0.50 to 1 feet
Bloom Time: April
Color: Yellow
Maintenance: Medium
Water Use: Medium
Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Well-drained, rich, acid soils
Wildlife Benefit: Hummingbird Nectar
Nature Attracting: Hummingbirds, Bees
Special Usage: Ground Cover
Tolerate: Deer, Drought