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Plant Name:

Dwarf Crested Iris

Scientific Name:

Iris cristata


Dwarf Crested Iris is a low-growing perennial with delicate lavender-blue flowers and slender, crested petals.


Woodlands, shaded slopes


Dwarf Crested Iris provides nectar for early-emerging bees and butterflies. It is also a larval host plant for certain butterfly species.

Growing Conditions:

Dwarf Crested Iris prefers well-drained, humus-rich soils in partial shade


Dwarf Crested Iris is often grown in rock gardens and shaded woodland areas. It adds color and texture to the landscape.

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Fun Facts:

Dwarf Crested Iris is native to eastern North America and is a protected species in some regions.

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