Iris cristata ‘Tennessee White’ is white with yellow crests on the falls. The flowers stand only 6” high but they are 3” wide, which is huge for such a low growing plant. Iris cristata is found in floodplains from Maryland to Oklahoma. It thrives in shade and spreads rapidly and is resistant to deer and rabbits. The name Iris was taken from the Greek goddess of the rainbow to symbolize the many colors of this flower. The classic ‘Fleur de Lys’ which has been a symbol of royalty throughout history was an adaptation of the iris flower.