Dwarf Iris (Iris cristata)

Dwarf Iris (Iris cristata)

A very short iris suited for shady spots. It spreads slowly to form large colonies and is often used as a groundcover. Pretty blue flowers blanket the ground in late spring.


Sun:    Shade, Part Shade
Moisture:    Medium
Height:    12 inches
Blooms:    May, June, July
Color:    Blue
Spacing:    8″
Zones:    4-8
Benefits:    Pollinators

Design Tips

Dwarf Iris tends to forms a dense groundcover. Plant about 8 inches apart in a single mass for a thick mat.

Companion Plants

Star Sedge
Pennsylvania Sedge