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Iris cristata, a TN Nursery customer favorite, is a breathtaking, low-growing perennial. This plant is a mixed-shade species that can transform a drab spot in your yard into a place full of lush greenery.
Iris cristata is a North American native species commonly found in the mountains and hills of the east coast--rocky outcroppings, woody slopes, and near streams or creeks. Despite its beauty, it's an unfussy plant that will grow in almost any filtered shady spot.
Some gardeners would rather call Iris cristata by its common names: crested iris. Lady's calamus, or dwarf crested iris.
Iris cristata is drought-tolerant and deer-resistant. Its woodlands origins mean it has an affinity for loose soil, is rich in woody organic matter, and has good drainage. However, it's also not unusual to see it growing on rocks in the woods. It is an adaptable species.
Routine care is minimal. You'll give it a little water during dry spells, twice annual fertilizing, and weed control. That is all you must do to make the crested iris happy.
The plant spreads by a vigorous underground root system, so some people even use it as a ground cover plant.
The main thing to remember is to find partial shade. Some typical uses for the crested iris include these:
Iris cristata displays rich jewel tones--emerald green and purple amethyst. The dramatic, luxurious color combination makes it highly revered by TN Nursery customers.
The long, lance-shaped emerald leaves reach six inches long and gently under their weight arch at the ends.
The blossoms have six petals--three upper petals that point slightly up in the center and three jewel-toned lower petals with a pleasant droop. The flowers feature a white patch with a tiny yellow crest.
If you want a colorful flower to enliven a partially shaded part of your garden, please consider Iris cristata. Order your crested iris from TN Nursery today.
Posted by Maddie Williams on Jan 23, 2022
I have tried accenting this to my grasses in the farm. This beautifully shines when sun is up.
Posted by Hayden on Dec 29, 2020
I love mine they have done so good near my koi pond.
Posted by Mika Thomas on Dec 23, 2020
I bought 50 of these I’m planning on ordering more they Bloomed right away.
Posted by Walter H on May 29, 2020
Arrived in good shape, planted as instructed, they won’t bloom until next spring since I had to plant them before fall and keep them alive till then.
Posted by Elizabeth Bonnet on May 18, 2020
Am happy with everything I purchased at TN Nursery
Posted by Benny Christenson on Aug 26, 2019
Looks great in my yard! Very pleased with this plant.
Posted by Vickie Delayn on Aug 26, 2019
The blooms on this plant are very unique and beautiful. Looks great in my gardens! Very pleased with this plant.
Posted by Alice Seagroves on Aug 26, 2019
this was a wonderful addition to my lawn
Posted by Taylen Zane on Aug 22, 2019
These look great around my water garden.
We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.
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 is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
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 receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.
Iris Cristata - is worthy of admiration due to its small statu...