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Iris cristata
Common Name: Crested Iris Family: Iridaceae (The Iris Family)

Iris cristata
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A North American native with lavender-blue flowers dotted with a patch of white that is great along the woodland path or in front of shrubs. Divide every other year and protect from slugs when foliage is first emerging.


Geogrpahical Origin:
North America
Native Habitat:
Rich woods, wooded bottoms and ravines, usually in calcareous soils.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourBlue 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream 
Height4-8'  Bloom TimeSpring 
Spread8-12'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureFull - Part Sun Part Sun Part Shade  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureMoist  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Ajuga reptans "'Burgundy Glow'"
Gunnera magellanica

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