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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
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 provides superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
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 receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.
Hardy Planting Zone: 3 to 9
Bloom Season: March, April, May
Bloom Color: White, Blue, Purple
Height at Maturity: 4 to 6 inches
Soil Type Preferred: Well-drained, rich, acid soils
Sun or Shade: Part Shade, Shade
The Dwarf Crested Iris is a small perennial plant that grows up to 6 inches high with flowers that are 2.5 inches across.
The flowers themselves are blue-violet with sepals with a central white or yellow, purple striped band. Along with these bands, you will see crested ridges, which are also called beards. Sometimes two, flowers will bloom at the top of short, slender stalks with six petal-like parts spreading apart gracefully. Their foliage is a bright green that grow into sword-like points.
These conspicuous flowers have a medium amount of water usage and grow best in well-drained, rich, and acidic soils with a PH greater than 6.8. It should be noted that dryish soil is preferable since soil that is too rich creates rank vegetation within this species.
The Dwarf Crested Iris is well known for its blue to white early spring blooms in Southeastern shady landscaped gardens.
They are a fast-growing fragrant plant that is deer and drought resistant.
Their beautiful colors do well as a ground covering along forest edges, rock gardens, or even within flower beds. They attract hummingbirds and bees as a nectar source.
Seeds and root division are the two ways to propagate this plant. Although, root division is a more reliable choice than the seedlings that take two or three years to flower. They should be divided in early fall as leaves start to yellow. The Dwarf Crested Iris can be separated as in any way desired since they colonize by rhizomes. These plants are available in the commercial market.