Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic
Indigenous* to wooded slopes and floodplain forests, this diminutive iris forms a lovely carpet in various shades of purple when it flowers in spring. Its colorful blooms and easy culture make it a valuable addition to a woodland garden.
*It is native to DC and parts of MD and PA. In VA, it is common in the southern half of the mountains and Piedmont; and rare in the northern mountains and Piedmont. In NoVA, it is native to Fairfax and Prince William counties.
Do you know that the epithet and common name of this iris refer to the three ridge-like crests of its signal patch?
Learn more about Iris cristata and crest…