Iris Cristata

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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This provides superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.


Iris Cristata

Crested Iris 

Botanical Latin Name: Iris Cristata 

 Common Name: Dwarf crested iris

 Sun Exposure: Sun to part shade

 Hardiness Zones: Zones 3 to 9

 Mature Height: 6-10 inches tall

 Spread: 0.5 to 1 foot

 Spacing: 12 inches

 Growth Rate: Varies by species

 Flowering Time: April

 How Long It Flowers: Through mid-spring

 Flower Color: White blooms with gold, blue, lavender 

 Soil Requirements: Well-drained soil unless grown in full sun. Then moist soil is required.

 Pruning: Thin out abundant growth by dividing plants and replanting elsewhere. Deadhead faded blooms. If needed, divide root mass as well.

 Flower Form: Crested irises are usually light purple or violet, although there are a few less common colors, such as white. They grow in clusters as opposed to single growth. You will very rarely see only a couple. They resemble a small orchard. The three lower parts of the flower are often mistaken for petals, but they are actually the sepals. These three lower sepals are the largest part of the iris. The three real petals are narrow and shorter than the sepals. Three smaller petals like extensions, also confused for petals, are actually an extension of the flower’s reproductive system.