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Dwarf Crested Iris
Iris cristata

Dwarf Crested Iris is a low-growing plant with a large violet and white bloom. Once established it easily spreads to form colonies.

USDA symbol: IRCR

General Information

Plant TypeForb
Height3 to 8 inches
Light ExposurePart Sun
Soil MoistureMedium
Bloom ColorPurple
Dwarf Crested Iris (Dwarf Crested Iris<div><em class="small">Iris cristata</em></div>)
Photo credit: US Fish and Wildlife Service Southeast Region (Click to enlarge)


Flooding / Inundation ToleranceModerate
General Resilience4
Salt ToleranceLow
Stress ToleranceAcidic Conditions, Drought Tolerant

Pollinator Value: High

Bloom MonthsMay to June

Project Planning

Project TypeErosion Control, Rain Garden, Restoration
Coefficient of Conservatism7
Herbivore SensitivityMedium
Rate of SpreadMedium
Soil StabilizationShallow