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Iris cristata – Crested Iris

Iris cristata – Crested Iris

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This perennial plant adds a touch of elegance to any garden. With its stunning violet-blue blooms and lush sword-shaped foliage, Crested Iris creates a captivating display in early spring. Perfect for borders, rock gardens, or as a ground cover, this adaptable plant thrives in various light conditions and attracts pollinators, making it a delightful addition to ecologically diverse landscapes. Embrace the timeless allure of Crested Iris and enjoy its graceful blooms and low-maintenance nature year after year.


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Single, 6-Pack, 9-Pack

Common Name

Crested Iris


Herbaceous Perennial




3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Native Range

Eastern North America, Eastern United States

Height Range (ft.)

0.50 to 1.00

Spread (ft.)

0.50 to 1.00

Bloom Time

Early Summer, Spring

Bloom Description

Lavender Blue, White


Full Shade, Part Shade





Suggested Use

Woodland Garden


Deer, Rabbits


Fragrant, Showy

Product Description

Introducing the enchanting Iris cristata – Crested Iris, a charming perennial plant that brings a touch of elegance to any garden. Known for its delicate beauty and resilience, Crested Iris is a favorite among gardeners seeking a versatile and low-maintenance addition to their outdoor spaces.

Why Choose Crested Iris?

  • Graceful Blooms: Admire the stunning violet-blue flowers with intricate markings that bloom in early spring, adding a burst of color to your garden.
  • Lush Foliage: Enjoy the lush, sword-shaped foliage that forms attractive clumps, creating a lovely ground cover or accent in borders and rock gardens.
  • Adaptability: Thrives in various light conditions, from partial shade to full sun, making it suitable for a range of garden settings.
  • Pollinator Magnet: Attracts pollinators such as bees and butterflies, contributing to a vibrant and ecologically diverse garden.

Cultivation Tips

  • Light Requirements: Prefers partial shade but can tolerate full sun in cooler climates; ensure adequate moisture, especially in sunny locations.
  • Soil Conditions: Flourishes in well-drained, fertile soil; amend heavy clay soils with organic matter for optimal growth.
  • Watering: Maintain regular watering during the growing season, allowing the soil to dry slightly between waterings to prevent waterlogged conditions.
  • Spacing: Plant Crested Iris approximately 12-18 inches apart to accommodate its spreading nature and encourage healthy growth.

Design Ideas

Enhance your garden design with the enchanting beauty of Crested Iris. Use it as a border plant along pathways or garden beds, mix it with other spring-blooming perennials for a vibrant display, or create a charming woodland garden with its naturalistic appeal.

Ecological Benefits

Beyond its aesthetic appeal, Crested Iris contributes to the ecosystem by providing shelter and food for beneficial insects and pollinators. Its low-maintenance nature also promotes sustainable gardening practices.

Embrace the timeless allure of Iris cristata – Crested Iris in your garden. Whether as a focal point or a complementary element, this resilient and captivating plant adds a touch of grace and color to any landscape.


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