Iris cristata 'Tennessee White' White Crested Iris
White Crested Iris Iris cristata 'Tennessee White'
An aggressive grower and groundcover, this plant sports masses of pure white flowers with yellow crests from mid April through May against the backdrop of flat, wide, sword-like foliage. Its considerable flower show provides an early nectar and critter protection and it thrives in shade.
Long blooming and a great early nectar source
An aggressive groundcover for shaded areas
Thrives in moist soils but tolerates some dryness
Spreading roots hold erosive soils well
Great cover for woodland wildlife
Rich wooded slopes from Pennsylvania west to Missouri and south to Mississippi and Georgia
Rain gardens are a useful way for homeowners as well as businesses to reduce runoff. Water is captured by a rain garden's appropriate native plants giving it a chance to slowly filter into the ground, reducing erosion and waterway pollution.