Iris cristata 'Montrose White'

Crested Iris

Plant Type:


Iris cristata 'Montrose White' - Originally from Nancy Goodwin's Montrose Nursery this robust Crested Iris sports white flowers nearly 3 inches in diameter. It seems to be a stronger grower than 'Tennessee White' which is worthy on its own merits. We're uncertain as to whether this was collected, selected from a seed-grown batch or an alba mutation from rhizome offset; whichever conduit by which this form resulted it's a really good cultivar. Thank you, Nancy. Morning sun to open or dappled shade in woodland conditions. Established pot grown iris from rhizome division.


6 in


15-18 in



Characteristics and Attributes for Iris cristata 'Montrose White'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / into Autumn


  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Dappled Shade


  • Rock Garden
  • Border
  • Natural Garden
  • Woodland

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium


  • Woodland
  • Draining
  • Fertile


  • Eastern 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.