Iris cristata 'Powder Blue Giant'

Also known as:

  • Powder Blue Giant Crested Iris

Plant Type

perennial, groundcover, bulb / corm / tuber

Zones

3a-9b

Size

H:4"-12"
W:6"-12"

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

well-drained

Water Needs:

even moisture

Special Situation:

verticillium wilt resistant

Sun Exposure:

mostly sun, bright shade, dappled shade, mostly shade, shade

Features

Flower Color:

blue

Foliage Color:

green

Wildlife:

hummingbirds, deer resistant

Flower Season:

spring

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Secret Garden Growers

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Canby, Oregon

503-651-2006

Edelweiss Perennials

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29800 S Barlow Rd Canby, Oregon

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503-286-4680

Far Reaches Farm

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Port Townsend, Washington

360-385-5114

Phoenix Perennials and Specialty Plants Ltd.

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3380 No. 6 Road Richmond, British Columbia

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Plant Delights Nursery, Inc

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Raleigh, North Carolina

919-772-4794

Avant Gardens

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Dartmouth, Massachusetts

508-998-8819

Xera Plants

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1114 SE Clay St. Portland, Oregon

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503-612-9950

Secret Garden Growers

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Canby, Oregon

503-651-2006

Far Reaches Farm

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Port Townsend, Washington

360-385-5114

Phoenix Perennials and Specialty Plants Ltd.

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3380 No. 6 Road Richmond, British Columbia

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Avant Gardens

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Dartmouth, Massachusetts

508-998-8819

Xera Plants

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1114 SE Clay St. Portland, Oregon

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503-612-9950

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Description by: Plant Delights Nursery, Inc

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Raleigh, North Carolina

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This superb deer-resistant form of our native Iris cristata was discovered by Samuel Norris (who created the first xpardancandas) of Owensboro, Kentucky, some 37 years ago in a 200-yard long bank of Iris cristata in Litchfield, Kentucky. It was registered and named by Joe Pye Weed Gardens, Massachusetts, in 1998. The light blue flowers, to 3" wide, are gigantic for this species...a hummingbird delight. This vigorously spreading form to 1' tall is a superb choice for a dry location in the woodland garden.

Description by: Phoenix Perennials and Specialty Plants Ltd.

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Richmond, British Columbia

604-270-4133

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This cultivar is considerably huskier and more vigorous than the species. It produces 3" flowers of light blue with golden crests and deep blue accents. Vigorous and easy to grow!. It is great along the woodland path or in front of shrubs. Divide every other year and protect from slugs when foliage is first emerging.

Description by: Secret Garden Growers

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Canby, Oregon

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Another plant for DRY SHADE! This is a deciduous iris that naturalizes by rhizomes so don’t plant it next to your endangered orchid! 12” tall foliage is topped with 3” wide powdery blue flowers with cobalt, white and golden markings on the falls, April > May. Great choice under oaks and other native trees that need summer dry…this iris is also happy in rich, well drained with regular moisture. Deer resistant. USDA Z3

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Canby, Oregon

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A much larger version, with soft lavender-blue flowers. Choose this selection as a small scale ground cover among larger perennials and shrubs. Drought tolerant, especially in shade

Description by: Xera Plants

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Portland, Oregon

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An excellent and much larger form of this adorable spring blooming beauty. Pale blue flowers to 4" across are marked with deeper blue and orange on the falls (the petals that bend downward). Spreading to form substantial patches in time in part shade and woodland conditions. Blooms in April-May. Regular summer water.

Description by: Avant Gardens

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Dartmouth, Massachusetts

508-998-8819

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Another selection of Dwarf Crested Iris, and as the name implies, large soft blue blossoms rise just above 4-6" spreading iris foliage. A nice groundcover for the partially shaded woodland garden.

Description by: Far Reaches Farm

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Port Townsend, Washington

360-385-5114

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We have long affection for all the forms of the dwarf Iris cristata which is an east coast native and with Powder Blue Giant our affections sometimes manifest themselves in PDA's such as stroking the large medium blue flowers and oohing. Deciduous carpeter. A real sweety.

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