Deeply saturated, nearly black blooms are prized by iris lovers. It's such a romantic way to draw attention and it easily makes a focal point in the border. We selected three varieties with some of the most alluring nearly black blooms around, and created this value collection to save you 36% over buying each variety individually. If you're planting iris en masse, drifts of these dark blooms add a lovely contrast that makes the whole collection livelier. They are also especially striking alongside pastel blooms, the dark and pale really pop together. This collection includes Black is Black, Obsidian and Here Comes the Night Bearded Iris.
Iris germanica 'Black is Black', 'Obsidian', 'Here Comes the Night'
Sun Exposure:Full Sun
Height/Habit:36 - 38 inches
Spread:12 - 24 inches
Spacing:12 - 24 inches
Flowering Date:Mid to Late Spring
Planting Instructions:Set rhizome so bottom half is below ground level. Firm well and water thoroughly. Plant where they will get at least 5 hours of sun per day.
Winter Care:Mulch in colder climates and remove in early spring before growth starts.
Growth Rate:Fast, once established.
Flower Color:Purple, Black
Flower Form:Classic Bearded Iris form
Foliage Type:Glaucous-green, sword-like fans of stiff upright leaves.
Pruning:In late fall, cut foliage to 6" fans. Clean up debris to prevent borers from over wintering. After flowering and in late fall to early winter.
Soil Requirement:Well-drained. Quite tolerant of a wide range of soils.
Watering Requirement:Average water needs. Water regularly, do not over water.
Additional Information:Iris benefit from digging up and dividing every 3-4 years. This will help the health of the iris and promote strong blooming.
Restricted States:AE AK GU HI PR
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