I don't remember what this little iris is. It's spread around in this pot but lately hasn't bloomed at all. I've top dressed some aged horse manure and watered with seaweed. Should I just refresh the soil or add phosphorus? It's in full sun but it's still a pale green so maybe it's just the cultivar?
I think it's Iris Cristata. It might look pale because I spread some dried horse manure on top but the soil does hold moisture pretty well. I usually have to watch to make sure I don't overwater with such a small iris in it. It's been in that pot for two years.
Name: Bonnie Sojourner Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a) Magnolia zone
Cristata likes to grow in partial shade and medium moist soil. I have some growing in solid shade that blooms well. I am thinking dwarf crested (Cristata) due to its shorter foliage. If it were taller I would suggest Japanese Roof iris (Iris Tectorum). Do you have any photos of its bloom? If it is Cristata it grows in forests here as a ground cover in moist rich soil. Put a bowl under the pot it is growing in and keep water in the bowl. Move it into an area where it gets more shade. good luck.
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Thank you Bonnie. I moved it to the shade back in May. It's still in the pot. I'd like to see how it does there before planting, I have different levels of shade. Hopefully I find a spot to makes it happy. Fingers crossed There will be blooms next season.