Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Iris cristata 'Vein Mountain'
Vein Mountain Crested Woodland Iris
Item #: 4073
Zones: 3a to 8b
Height: 12" tall
Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade
Origin: United States
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)
Iris cristata 'Vein Mountain' is a 1985 We-Du nursery introduction and one of the most unique crested woodland iris selections we grow. We-Du obtained this selection of our US native iris from a plantsman in Japan when they ordered Iris gracilipes. Dick and Rene subsequently named the iris after NC's Vein Mountain, near the town of Marion. Iris cristata 'Vein Mountain' is one of the tallest clones of the dwarf Iris cristata that we grow, topping out at 1' tall. The lovely flowers, which are nestled just atop the foliage in mid-April (NC), are white with a unique blue halo just past the yellow beard...quite lovely. Well-drained woodland soils are the key for success with our native Iris cristata.
Flower Color: Blue , Multicolor , White/Cream
Leaf Color: Green
Bloom Time: Spring
Container Role: Fillers
Garden Themes: Cottage Garden Plants , Fairy Garden Plants , Gnome Gardens , Living Wall , Rock Garden Plants , White Garden
Other: Butterfly Attracting Plants , Edimentals , Cut Flower Plants , Deer Resistant Plants , Drought Tolerant Plants , Dry Shade Plants , Dwarf Plants , Georgia native plants , Groundcovers , Hummingbird Plants , Pollinator Plants , North American Native Plants , North Carolina Native Plants , Rabbit Resistant Plants , United States Native Plants