Species Iris (Iris cristata) in the Irises Database

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Also sold as:
Iris 'Cristata'

Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Classification: Species
Bloom Color Classification: Light blue

General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Leaves: Semi-evergreen
Fruiting Time: Late spring or early summer
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Multi-Color: Blue, yellow, and white
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Spring
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Various insects
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant

1st iris bloom in my garden this year.

There Is an Iris for Every GardenThere Is an Iris for Every Garden
May 13, 2015

Irises are the largest genus of the Iridaceae family, with as many as 300 species, many of which are thought to be natural hybrids. Iris species are primarily native to the temperate northern hemisphere, the majority from Europe and Asia. The world of Irises is expansive, with species native to some of the most extreme climates, giving us an iris for just about any landscape or garden situation.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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id? by KentPfeiffer Aug 20, 2016 8:30 PM 2
Iris ID by Calif_Sue Jun 25, 2017 10:03 AM 7
Sempervivum Chat & Photos 2020 by valleylynn Mar 28, 2020 5:22 PM 551
Summary of my iris season 2019 by Tienito Jul 18, 2019 1:38 PM 4
Mark's Favorite Semps by AntMan01 Mar 17, 2020 9:27 PM 89
I got a box! 2019 by evelyninthegarden Dec 12, 2019 12:19 AM 525
Too much Spiderwort by pdermer1x May 15, 2019 12:01 AM 6
Bonnie's Bloomers a.k.a. Fellowship of the Garden by grannysgarden Mar 28, 2020 10:28 AM 1,514
What can we do about climate change? by janwax Mar 24, 2020 8:14 AM 356
How about the little ones? by janwax May 22, 2019 6:51 PM 315
What are your top ten irises from 2018? by evelyninthegarden May 5, 2019 8:28 PM 246
Sempervivum Chat & Photos 2019 by plantmanager Jan 6, 2020 1:31 AM 1,780

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