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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
|Ships Year Round|
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 a 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. One, 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 that do well 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.