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Black Is Black KickStart™ Bearded Iris

The best black iris on the market!
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Black Is Black KickStart™ Bearded Iris

The best black iris on the market!
  • New KickStart™ Iris size guarantees first year flowers
This is the best of the best of black irises! Introducing Black is Black, an award-winning black iris. This jet black flower is simply breathtaking in the garden, especially when paired with white... Read More »
  • Zone 4-9
  • Height 37 inches
  • Flowering Date Midseason flowering. (Mid to late spring)
  • Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Ship As KICKSTART TM RHIZOME
Availability: Out Of Season
SKU: #88947
Black Is Black KickStart™ Bearded Iris
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Product Description

This is the best of the best of black irises! Introducing Black is Black, an award-winning black iris. This jet black flower is simply breathtaking in the garden, especially when paired with white and pastel varieties. Buy your Black is Black bulbs in fall and get ready for a summer of glossy, stunning flowers. Each stem holds 9 to 12 of these huge flowers, giving you plenty for the garden and plenty for arrangements too! Plant en masse for the most dramatic display you've ever seen. Like other German irises, Black is Black prefers sunny sites with well-drained soil. Iris germanica 'Black is Black'

Product Details

  • Botanical Name:

    Iris germanica 'Black is Black'
  • Form: Rhizome
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Height/Habit: 37 inches
  • Spread: 18 - 24 inches
  • Spacing: 24 inches
  • Hardiness Zone: 4-9
  • Flowering Date: Midseason flowering. (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.
  • Shipped: KICKSTART TM RHIZOME
  • Growth Rate: Medium
  • Shipping Season: Fall
  • Flower Color: Black
  • Flower Form: 41/2" flowers are fan-shaped, with three drooping petals called falls and three upright petals called standards.
  • Foliage Type: Glaucous-green, sword-like fans of stiff upright leaves with some dying back in colder climates in winter.
  • 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 preferred. Quite tolerant of a wide range of soils.
  • Watering Requirement: Average water needs. Water regularly, do not overwater
  • Additional Information: Parentage: Seedling# HH 377-1: ('Black Butte' x 'Dark Passion') X seedling# GG 390-1: ('Paint It Black' x 'Thunder Spirit')
  • Restricted States: AE AK GU HI PR

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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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