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Before The Storm Bearded Iris

The darkest of the dark irises
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Before The Storm Bearded Iris

The darkest of the dark irises
  • Purple to black petals
  • Very, very dark
  • Attracts pollinators
Get in touch with your dark side with this outstanding black iris. Considered one of the darkest of the black irises, Before the Storm Bearded Iris features moderately sized flowers with... Read More »
  • Zone 3-9
  • Height 37 inches
  • Flowering Date Midseason flowering
  • Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Ship As #1 RHIZOME
Availability: Out Of Season
SKU: #67999
Before The Storm Bearded Iris
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Cannot ship to: AE AK GU HI PR VI

Product Description

Get in touch with your dark side with this outstanding black iris. Considered one of the darkest of the black irises, Before the Storm Bearded Iris features moderately sized flowers with widely-flaring falls and a soft fragrance. A midseason bloomer, Before the Storm's purple to pitch-black coloring is so dark that it reflects nearly blue off the petals. Easy to grow, deer resistant and drought tolerant, this black iris will return year after year. A truly dramatic and highly elegant addition to any sunny courtyard or urban garden, Before the Storm also pairs well with our pure white Immortality iris. Iris germanica 'Before the Storm'

Product Details

  • Botanical Name:

    Iris germanica 'Before The Storm'
  • Form: Perennial
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Height/Habit: 37 inches
  • Spread: 18 - 24 inches
  • Spacing: 12 - 24 inches
  • Hardiness Zone: 3-9
  • Flowering Date: Midseason flowering
  • 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: None, except to mulch in colder climates the first winter. Remove early in spring before growth starts.
  • Shipped: #1 RHIZOME
  • Growth Rate: Fast once established.
  • Shipping Season: Fall
  • Flower Color: Purple, Black
  • Flower Form: 4.5-5" flowers with widely flared falls
  • Foliage Type: Glaucous-green, sword-like fans of stiff upright leaves.
  • Resistance: Deer Resistant
  • Pruning: Remove spent flower stems after blooming. In late fall, cut back foliage to 6" fans. Clean plant debris before winter to prevent borers overwintering.
  • Soil Requirement: Well drained soil. Vigorous grower which requires generous feeding if soil is not fertile. At least 5 hours of sunlight each day. Water during dry periods. Avoid water-logged soils.
  • Watering Requirement: Water immediately after planting and then water regularly for the first year. After that, water only if the season is hot and dry.
  • Restricted States: AE AK GU HI PR VI

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When will my order ship?

Orders for in-stock seeds, general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping time frames outlined below:

2022 Fall Shipping Schedule
Zone Select Iris & Daylilies
1A-4B 8/8/22 - 10/28/22
5A 8/8/22 - 10/28/22
5B 8/8/22 - 10/28/22
6A & 6B 8/8/22 - 10/28/22
7A 8/22/22 - 11/11/22
7B 8/22/22 - 11/11/22
8A & 8B 8/22/22 - 11/11/22
9A-10B 8/22/22 - 11/11/22
Last Order Date Zones 1A-6B: 10/24/22
Zones 7A-10B: 11/7/22

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