The Iris Cristata (dwarf-crested iris) is a North American native perennial species that brings beautiful blue, lavender, or dark purple flowers. They will grow best in a mix of sunshine and shade in USDA plant climate zones 5 to 8.
It is a species of flowering plant in the Iris family. It has linear grass-like leaves and tall stems supporting pale blue or purple flowers. The flowers are about one inch in diameter and have three petals marked with yellow, deep blue, or purple lines. The dark petals are punctuated with bright yellow and white accents. These beautiful flowers appear in the spring, typically from May until June, depending on local climate conditions.
These blossoms only live for about three days. However, they are prolific and abundant bloomers that will provide color for several weeks. You will have no shortage of colorful flowers.
The leaves are lance-shaped, approximately 10" long, and broad with a tapered point. They provide beautiful, blue-green foliage even when not blooming. The plant is compact and forms in small clumps.
This plant is an excellent choice for naturalizing in a woodland garden. It's also beautiful in a shade, pollinator, or butterfly garden.
Iris Cristata Care
Although this flower thrives in a mixed-shade environment with about six hours of filtered light, it will also adjust to the full sun with additional water. This plant matures quickly, and it will flourish with only minor care.
You should keep the soil moist, but it also needs a location that drains quickly.
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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.
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