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Eco White Angel Crested Iris

Iris cristata 'Eco White Angel'

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Eco White Angel Crested Iris (Iris cristata 'Eco White Angel') at New Garden Landscaping & Nursery

Eco White Angel Crested Iris flowers

Eco White Angel Crested Iris flowers

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Plant Height:  6 inches

Flower Height:  8 inches

Spacing:  10 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Description:

This dwarf crested iris with its elegant white blooms emerging from yellow centers is a captivating addition to the perennial border; also excellent massed in groupings in the garden; will quickly form dense colonies

Ornamental Features

Eco White Angel Crested Iris has masses of beautiful white flag-like flowers with yellow throats at the ends of the stems in mid spring, which are most effective when planted in groupings. Its sword-like leaves remain green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Eco White Angel Crested Iris is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Insects

Eco White Angel Crested Iris is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

Planting & Growing

Eco White Angel Crested Iris will grow to be only 6 inches tall at maturity extending to 8 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 10 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selection of a native North American species. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Garden  Groundcover  Naturalizing 
Applications
Flowers  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features