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Dwarf Crested Iris
Scientific Name: Iris cristata Ait.
Synonym: Neubeckia cristata
Family: Iridaceae
Dwarf Crested Iris (Iris  cristata)
Iris_cristata, Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 1: 540.
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 3-7,15-17
USDA: 3-9

Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Origin: Eastern United States, on shady hillsides

Growth Habits: Herbaceous perennial, 6 to 9 inches tall (15-23 cm), 6 to 12 inch spread (15-30 cm)

Watering Needs: Keep soil moist, particularly if kept in locations in full sun, likes good drainage

Propagation: Division of rhizome in early fall

A rapidly spreading plant, it can be used as a groundcover.

Iris cristata in Curtis Botanical Magazine

Blooming Habits:
White or light blue flowers.

Fruiting Habits:

Pale blue, lilac, lavender or white ( the cultivar 'Alba') with gold-crested falls flowers, on very short stems, in mid spring.

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