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Iris cristata

Crested Iris

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Iris cristata (Crested Iris)

For two weeks in late spring, clouds of blue flowers float above the foliage. All through the summer, the foliage remains handsome making this a good choice for a naturalized ground cover. Occurs naturally on wooded slopes and along stream banks.

Additional Information:


Height
5-10 Inches

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Spread
- Inches

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
Blue


USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Copper Iris (Iris fulva), Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis), Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum), Wild Sweet William (Phlox divaricata), Copper Iris (Iris fulva)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

UPL

Season of Interest

Mid (May-June)

Soil Moisture

Moderate

Special Uses

Ground Cover

Sun Exposure

Full Sun
Medium Sun/Average Shade

USFS MO Ecological Map