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Black is Black Iris

SKU: 84608

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  • Size

    #1 rhizome
  • Zone

    4 to 9
  • Bloom Time

    Mid to Late Spring
  • Height

  • Soil Requirement

    Well drained
  • Deer Resistant


Averitable rainbow of form and colour!

We're confident that this spectacular variety is destined to be an award winner! Swarthy onyx blooms with vivid ebony beards and velvety petals. Exuberant, well-branched plants feature triple-socketed buds that consistently yield up to 12 flowers each!

Breck's is excited to offer these brightly hued varieties of tall bearded iris, each a top-notch bloomer that will bring incredible colour to your garden for many years to come. Outstanding performance and high bud counts. Easy-care plants will thrive in a variety of soil types. Best in full sun to partial shade. Iris germanica

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  • Botanical Name Iris germanica 'Black is Black'
  • Form Perennial
  • Hardiness Zone 4-9
  • Flowering Time Mid - Late Spring
  • Light Requirements Full Sun;Half Sun / Half Shade
  • Flower Color Swarthy onyx standard and falls. Ebony beard.
  • Flower Form Flowers are fan-shaped, with three drooping petals called falls and three upright petals called standards.
  • Foliage Type Green, swordlike foliage
  • Growth Rate Medium
  • Zones 4 to 9
  • Height/Habit 36-38"
  • Spread 12 to 18 inches
  • Planting Instructions 1" deep and 12 -24" apart
  • Soil Requirements Well drained
  • Will Tolerate Clay Soil;Loamy Soil;Sandy Soil
  • Pruning As flowers fade, cut stems back to the rhizomes. When fall comes, trim away all dead foliage. Trim all other foliage to 4-5" and clean area around plant
  • Unique Characteristics Irises can be divided every four to five years. August is the best time to do this.

Experience the classic elegance of the Black is Black Iris. The Iris germanica 'Black is Black' grows to a dignified 36 to 38 inches and reveals its inky blooms in mid to late spring. The flowers' gently ruched, onyx petals shimmer like rich velvet as they absorb the sun's rays, while their ruffled curves trap the light and create dynamic shadows. Their dramatic hue is complemented by ebony beards, which add subtle tonal detailing to this illustrious flower.

Plant your perennial black bearded iris bulbs in any sunny or partially shady area where they will receive full sunlight for at least half the day. Irises also require plenty of water and do well in their own bed, where they will not have to compete with other plants. Bury your bulbs in the fall, about 1 inch deep and 20 to 24 inches apart in well-drained clay, loamy or sandy soil. These Dutch-sourced irises are hardy in zones 4 through 9 and are deer resistant.

Black goes with everything, and these irises are no exception. Spread them throughout your garden to make your other spring bulbs really pop or use them to add shadowy structure to cut flower bouquets. Create stylish shadow play with the Black is Black Iris.

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