Iris setosa var. canadensis 'Nana'

Beach-head Iris

Plant Type:


Iris setosa var. canadensis ‘Nana’ (syn. Iris hookeri) – is the true diminutive form. Porcelain blue iris flowers bloom in early summer among the green swords held vertically. Beach-head Iris is a very nice upright element in the rock garden and will be further dwarfed if grown in a trough where it is just fetching. This sweet little iris has been kicked back and forth by taxonomists. Said to prefer acid conditions in full to part sun, we have grown it in calcareous soil in a trough where it thrived. The dwarf Beach-head Iris is clumping, a slow to moderate increaser and the foliage is especially handsome. Division.


6 in


Item Description Price  
IRISSETO Iris setosa v. canadensis 'Nana' (3 inch Square Pot Extra Deep - 9.5 fluid ounces / 280 ml.) $11.00 Buy Now

Characteristics and Attributes for Iris setosa var. canadensis 'Nana'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / into Autumn


  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Full Sun


  • Rock Garden
  • Border
  • Potted Plant
  • Edging
  • Trough

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow


  • Draining
  • Fertile


  • Northeastern North America

Propagated By

  • Division

Genus Overview: Iris

Common Name: Iris

From small woodland species and tiny forms happy in a sunny trough to those that stretch to one's waist and higher irises are among the most beautiful and unique of herbaceous perennials. They come in an amazing array of colors with fans of foliage that provide textural contrast to other garden denizens long after the flowers have passed. None that we carry are especially common. All are beautiful in the full sun border with many adaptable to pond's edge. They want a home! Pot grown division unless otherwise indicated.