Iris cristata/Crested Iris

Iris cristata / Iris cristata
Dense ground cover of the crested iris
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Dense ground cover of the crested iris

In flower in late May

Flowers a blend of light blue to purple

Flowers and Foliage

A closer view of flowers

A close-up of a flower and background foliage

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Scientific Name: Iris cristata
Common Name: Crested Iris
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Blue
Light Exposure: Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: Crested iris is a low growing, rapidly spreading plant that quickly forms colonies where growing conditions are ideal. Performs best in part shade. It must be kept consistently moist when grown in full sun.