This intense, black bloom is dark all over, with the beards sporting a deep blue hue. Its uniform size and sweet, lingering perfume only add to its appeal. Flowers are fan-shaped, with three drooping petals called falls and three upright petals called standards.
Iris germanica 'Anvil of Darkness'
Spread:18 - 24 inches
Spacing:12 - 24 inches
Flowering Date:Mid season blooming iris
Planting Instructions:Set rhizomes so bottom 1/2 is below ground-level, firm well and water thoroughly.
Winter Care:None, except to mulch in colder climates the first winter. Remove early in spring before growth starts
Growth Rate:Fast once established, which takes approximately 4 - 6 weeks
Flower Form:Typical iris like. Large flowers.
Foliage Type:Fans of green sword-like upright leaves in spring and summer with some dying back in colder climates in winter.
Pruning:Remove spent flower stems. Cut back foliage to 6" fan in late fall. Clean plant debris before winter to prevent borers overwintering.
Soil Requirement:Well drained. Quite tolerant of a wide range of soils
Restricted States:AE AK GU HI PR
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