GROUND COVER: Iris cristata (Dwarf Crested Iris)

Iris cristata, Dwarf Crested Iris

Iris cristata, Dwarf Crested Iris
Photo © 2017 Elaine Mills

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

Indigenous mostly to southern Virginia, this diminutive iris is also native to Fairfax and Prince William counties as well as seven counties in Pennsylvania and Maryland and in the District of Columbia. Its colorful blooms and easy culture make it a valuable addition to a woodland garden. Spring flowers in various shades of purple form a lovely carpet.

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