Iris Tennessee White

Dwarf Crested Iris

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Early Season Nectar Source
Snow white flowers with butter-yellow crests nestle just above arching blades of green foliage. Native to eastern and central North America; it spreads nicely to form dense colonies. Ideal for a spring woodland garden or shady nook. Iris Tennessee White comes from Don Shadow Nursery in Winchester, TN. Its late spring show starts earlier and lasts longer than other Dwarf Crested Iris selections. Iris Tennessee White will tolerate some sun if soil is consistently moist, but still must be well-drained. Dwarf Crested Iris bloom early to provide a welcome nectar source for the first butterflies and bees on the garden scene.

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Code IRTW

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Plant Type Perennials, Groundcovers

Species cristata

Height Short 6-10"

Spacing Plant 18" apart

Bloom Time Mid-Spring to Late Spring

Sun / Shade Half Sun / Half Shade to Full Shade

Zones 5-9

Soil Type Normal, Acidic

Water Needs Medium

Sold In Plantable Pots (3.5x3.5x4")

Special Features

  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Hummingbirds

Planting Sites

  • For a Slope or Bank
  • Groundcovers

Iris General Information

An excellent plant for early spring bloom in a shaded area of the rock garden, perennial border or woodland garden. Foliage forms a nice ground cover for woodland areas. May also be used as a seasonal ground cover or edger. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Iris Plant Care

Iris cristata are best grown in organically rich, well-drained soils in part shade. Will tolerate close to full shade. Soil must be kept consistently moist if grown in full sun. A nice ground cover on well-drained banks or slopes. Grows from rhizomes and can be divided after flowering is done with a sharp spade or pull apart entangled rhizomes.

Plantable Pots

Our plants are grown in 3.5x3.5x4” plantable pots. Made from 100% biodegradable coconut husk fibers (coir), these pots have tremendous advantages over plastic pots. With better air exchange, this "breathable" pot fosters robust root growth and reduces transplant shock since you can plant the pots directly in the ground. The pot naturally becomes part of the soil on its own over time—no composting required—and since they're made from a renewable resource that requires very little energy, they're earth-friendly too!

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We offer a 100% unconditional guarantee for all our perennials to reach you in good condition and to grow. If you're not satisfied, we'll reship or refund immediately. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions or concerns—we share your passion for gardening and want your new plants to thrive in your border!

Shipping Details

We use custom, earth-friendly packaging to make sure your order arrives in great condition, and we ship based on the best planting time for your growing zone (see the approximate dates below), unless otherwise indicated at checkout. If you wish, you can indicate a specific ship date during checkout.

Spring

  • Zone 3, 4: Early to Mid May
  • Zone 5: Late April to Early May
  • Zone 6: Mid to Late April
  • Zone 7: Early to Mid April
  • Zone 8: Late March to Early April
  • Zone 9, 10: Late March

Fall

  • Zone 2, 3, 4: Early September
  • Zone 5: Early to Mid September
  • Zone 6: Mid September
  • Zone 7: Mid to Late September
  • Zone 8, 9, 10: Late September to Early October