dwarf crested iris Iris cristata Type:native plants, perennials that last Notable Traits:low-maintenance, midwest native, resistant: deer, resistant: rabbit Light:part to full shade (4 hours or less sun) Water:drought tolerant, requires regular watering Bloom Color:blue Bloom Time:early spring Foliage:green Description Very dwarf plants grow only 6″ tall and produce blue flowers in early spring. Foliage makes a nice contrast, and plants are drought tolerant. Plant in sun to part shade. Can be divided every few years. NATIVE TO THE SOUTHEAST.