Iris cristata Crested Iris
Ohio Native Plant Natural Range
Cultivation Information Woodland Iris
Family - Iridaceae
Ground cover - If given time, fills in nicely as ground cover. Does best without competition from other native plants Experiment – Intermingled young Iris cristata plants amongst young Argentina anserina – Silverweed, thinking the blue and white flowers of the iris would complement the yellow of Silverweed, Since both bloom around the same time frame, it seemed like a sensible plan. What I failed to take into consideration was the fact Woodland Iris grow at a snails pace and the Silverweed at a jack rabbit. I moved the iris!
Wildlife Significance Woodland Iris
Hummingbirds - Find this early early spring flower a fine dining spot