Dwarf Crested Iris

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    Dwarf Crested Iris

    Posted by Opal Fredericks on 30th Aug 2019

    These have beautiful blooms.

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    Dwarf Crested Iris

    Posted by Micah Jennings on 29th Aug 2019

    This is a wonderful addition to my flower garden. Looks great where I planted it.

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    Dwarf Crested Iris

    Posted by Karen Argo on 28th Aug 2019

    They have beautiful blooms. They look great where I planted them.

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    Dwarf Crested Iris

    Posted by Deann Holloway on 27th Aug 2019

    These are amazing.

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    Posted by Sandra Martin on 15th Aug 2019

    I have a cute little addition to my garden.

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Shipping Information

We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.

Description

Dwarf Crested Iris is a flower that is often found in throughout many of the states and regions in the eastern United States

Their primary stems are anywhere from dark green to light yellow. These stems usually have two to eight branches. The sickle-shaped leaves are both brown and green. Bunches of the plant tend to branch together and creep over entire flowerbeds. The characteristic light lavender blossom appears from spring to early summer. The end of its yearly cycle comes in winter when it becomes dormant.

Dwarf Crested Iris flower is popular for gardeners planting a rock garden

Sometimes these blossoms are white or even pink. These blooms have two pairs of petals: Three on the outside and three on the inside. After this blossoming, the flower continues to grow. It reproduces by making a capsule full of seeds after the blossom appears. The dwarf crested iris was first introduced to England in the mid-18th century. It was already native to America where it flourishes in the areas that were previously mentioned. It does well in woodland areas, mountainous areas, rocky hillsides, ravine bottoms, and along streams.

Dwarf Crested Iris is not a real big fan of sunlight

Also, it does best in well-drained, nutrient-rich soil. It can survive in sunny areas but does best in semi-shaded and cool regions. If you are planning to use it for the first time, be aware that you should apply peat and sharp sand first. It can be planted in the spring, summer, or autumn. Gardeners will also want to be aware of its primary enemies: snails, slugs, deer, iris borer, verbena bud moth, whiteflies, iris weevil, thrips, aphids, and nematodes.

After planting, it can grow up to ten years. It is familiar to most nurseries and therefore comfortable to find. The dwarf crested iris is just one type of iris. The iris species is exceptionally diverse.

The Dwarf Crested Iris is one of two crested irises native to North America; with the other one being Dwarf Lake Iris. The tassel-like tips are how the name cristata came to be part of this plant. It refers to the yellow crest on the sepal.

Dwarf Crested Iris