Sunday, April 24, 2011

Iris Cristata

I have a new garden favorite: iris cristata. It's also called dwarf crested iris. Until last year, I had never seen or heard of this plant. I stumbled across it at a nursery. It started blooming this week. It's so pretty and delicate. It's about 6 inches tall and the clump has doubled in size since last year. The label for the plant said that it serves as a great ground cover in sun to light shade. It's doing well under my oak tree.


  1. Good Morning,
    I planted Iris Reticulata and just loved it this spring, it is gone now...your iris is just beautiful!

  2. Oh! This is a great one to add to the list - small, lovely ground cover that can handle light shade? Sign me up - it's beautiful!

  3. I have an iris that looks just like this. Mine isn't too dwarf though. Just as pretty nonetheless.

  4. It's a great plant. I just wish that it would bloom longer.


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