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Dwarf Crested Iris

One of our most famous North American native irises, often hard to find. Small plants with big flowers. (Iris cristata)
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Bag of 3

Price: $15.95

Sale: $7.98

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Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Plant Size: 6-10" tall, 6-12" wide
Light: Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Bloom Time: Mid to late spring
Shipping: Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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Details
SKU 37IRISG
Common Name Dwarf Crested Iris
Botanical Name Iris cristata
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Blue
Estimated Mature Height 6-10" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 6-12" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late spring
Planting Depth Plant so that the top of the root is 1" below the soil line.
Ships As Bare Root
Planting Season Fall
Will Tolerate Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Ships to Canada No
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Description
Like a gleaming jewel, this is one of the most treasured dwarf irises worldwide. The plants may be small (about 6"), but as you can see in the photos, the flowers are large and flashy. Its important to plant these little treasures close to a pathway, or in some other area where larger plants wont hide them. They like partial shade in the south, but are happy in full sun in the north. Either place, they need plenty of moisture and when happy, will spread by above-ground rhizomes and form large mats of bloom. This is a classic, often hard-to-find North American plant, great for wild gardens.
Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • Astilbe japonica Deutschland

    Astilbe japonica Deutschland

  • Phlox Blue Paradise

    Phlox Blue Paradise

  • White Trillium

    White Trillium

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1.0

Did not grow

By Jsyk45

from Jacksonville,Fl

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Comments about Dwarf Crested Iris:

I purchased these bulbs last year and they did not do well at all and eventually died. I put them in pots, this was my first experience with iris in my Florida garden.

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5.0

Great plants!

By wildlifegirl83

from Crownsville, MD

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        Comments about Dwarf Crested Iris:

        I ordered 3 bags of these irises (9 total plants), and all of the roots sent up shoots this year. There were even a couple extra roots, and they also survived. While none flowered this year, the plants still look great. I am looking forward to next year in hopes they will be established enough to flower. :)

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        Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
        • Astilbe japonica Deutschland

          Astilbe japonica Deutschland

        • Phlox Blue Paradise

          Phlox Blue Paradise

        • White Trillium

          White Trillium

        Shipping

        Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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        As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Fall bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial orders may arrive separately from bulbs and seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our Shipping Information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 270-5187 or Contact Us by email.

        Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
        • Astilbe japonica Deutschland

          Astilbe japonica Deutschland

        • Phlox Blue Paradise

          Phlox Blue Paradise

        • White Trillium

          White Trillium

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