Iris cristata 'Precious Pearl'

Crested Iris

Plant Type:


Iris cristata 'Precious Pearl' - Overall lovely white with a bare flush of silvery blue. White signals with a bare tint of yellow add subtle contrast. Good bloomer, compact grower. 'Precious Pearl' will be a May standout in northern gardens, a bit earlier in the south. Lovely and delicate. Morning sun to open or dappled shade in woodland conditions. Established pot grown iris from rhizome division.


5-6 in


15-18 in


Light Blue, White

Characteristics and Attributes for Iris cristata 'Precious Pearl'

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.