Dwarf Crested Iris

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Dwarf Crested Iris, Iris Cristata is a Herbaceous Perennial

The dwarf crested iris is an herbaceous perennial that is hardy in Zones 3-9. It prefers full sun to partial shade and reaches a height of about eight inches. This iris requires loamy, moist soil. It spreads vigorously, making an excellent ground cover. The blooms range from light blue to lavender on short stems with green sword-like, deer-resistant leaves. It grows to be anywhere from six to ten inches tall. The flowers on this plant will appear from early spring to the hot part of the summer. This flower will need moist soil conditions and full sunlight to reach its potential. You can purchase this herb in various colors to suit your needs, and they look outstanding when several are in bloom.

 Dwarf Crested Iris, Iris Cristata makes an Excellent Ground Cover addition to Gardens and other Areas

They are much smaller than the regular iris flower but still packs a lot of punch when it comes to color. The colors of these tiny flowers are stunning as they bloom. They supply a gorgeous purple or lavender color and brighten all garden areas up. These plants do great when planted in climate zones four through eight and are also called Iris Cristata. They usually bloom from April through June. These plants are quickly grown and do not take any special care. They have long slender green leaves, and once the flower blooms and dies out, you can trim the leaves and stems back to get ready to grow and bloom the following spring season. They grow to become very thick and can be divided, and you can plant extra ones in other gardens on a lawn. These are great additions to gardens and other areas.

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The dwarf crested iris prefers to grow along streams and marshes and enjoys moist soil. The plant does not have to be in the water, but it does require well-drained soil. It is a perennial plant with thick roots and rhizomes. The Dwarf Crested Iris (Iris cristata) is a species of bulbous iris native to the southeastern United States. It is a fall- and winter-blooming dwarf forming small clumps with thin, strap-like leaves about 10 inches long. They also benefit from pruning to keep them healthy and compact. 

The Dwarf Crested Iris grows best in full sun, but it can tolerate partial shade. It will flower if planted in a location where it will receive direct sun for at least four hours a day. The soil should be moist but well-draining. The plant's leaves are blue-green to light green in color and taper to a point at the end. They are usually between 6 inches (15 centimeters) and 1 foot (30 centimeters) long. The dwarf crested iris produces fragrant white, yellow, pink, blue, or violet shades. After flowering, 1-inch (2.5-centimeter), club-shaped seed capsules form, containing numerous seeds. The flowers are short-lived, lasting only three days, but numerous buds allow for a continuous bloom for many weeks in warmer climates.

The Dwarf Crested Iris is a stunning flowering plant that can be used in any garden, patio, or home. It is a fabulous specimen for your garden and is one of the most popular varieties in the iris family. Gardeners have favored the Dwarf Crested Iris for its beauty and hardiness. The Dwarf Crested Iris produces beautiful green leaves and an incredible show of bright purple flowers. 

This hardy plant will bloom from early spring to late summer and require very little maintenance. It will withstand many different weather conditions, including cold winters and hot summers, making it a great addition to your home or garden. The Dwarf Crested Iris should be planted in early fall when the temperatures are still warm. The rhizomes may be divided every 3-4 years to give them some room to grow and thrive. Deadheading the faded blooms will encourage new growth and prolong the flowering season if you want more flowers throughout the summer months.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             According to the Missouri Botanical Garden, plant it in a sunny location since it needs at least six hours of sunlight each day. Alternatively, you can grow dwarf crested irises indoors by using fluorescent lights to supplement natural light on winter days. You can enjoy blooming dwarf crested irises year after year without ever moving the plants outdoors with the proper care and conditions.

Purchase the Dwarf Crested Iris prefer full sun or partial shade, although they do well in either situation. They need well-drained soil and average watering. Be careful not to overwater them, especially during their dormant period. You can also use the Dwarf Crested Iris for sale in xeriscaping or rock gardens because they do well in these difficult situations as long as they get some sun and drainage. This plant can also be used as an accent plant in any garden or flowerbed because it is unique and beautiful.


Height at maturity: 1-2 feet

Hardiness: zones 4 to 8

Sunlight: partial, full sun

Ship as: Bareroot



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Dwarf Crested Iris - Iris cristata Hardy Planting Zones- 5-7 Sun or Shade ??Shade and Part Shade Mature Height - 6" Mature Width- 2.5" Bloom Season ??Spring (March thru May Gardener Status- Beginner
Planting Zones 4-8
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  • 4
    Dwarf Crested Iris

    I so love seeing this in my pond. I actually lined up this kind of flower along my pond and it is such a beauty.

  • 5

    So dreamy. I love the mix of purple and yellow

  • 5

    My favorite of all time! Great choice

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