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Black Lipstick Bearded Iris

Bold, Moody and Romantic
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Black Lipstick Bearded Iris

Bold, Moody and Romantic

Availability: Out Of Season



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1 per pack

Out Of Season
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  • Head-turning color and form
  • A deep, dark ruffled beauty
  • Reliable, with broad upturned hafts
  • Zone 4-9
  • Height 33 - 35 inches
  • Flowering Date Early-Mid Season
  • Sun Exposure Full Sun
  • Ship As #1 RHIZOME

We ship this item in Fall.

Cannot ship to: AE AK GU HI PR

Product Description

Dark purple standards, black falls and a dark blue beard, this iris has it all. Its glossy, dark appearance elicits a deep, moody vibe that's striking and sophisticated. Place several stems of Black Lipstick in a vase for a romantic cut-flower arrangement. Marvelously ruffled blooms appear in early-to-mid spring. This easy-to-grow, award winner is dark enough for any Goth maiden. Iris germanica 'Black Lipstick'

Product Details

  • Botanical Name:

    Iris germanica 'Black Lipstick'
  • Form: Perennial
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Height/Habit: 33 - 35 inches
  • Spread: 12 - 24 inches
  • Spacing: 12 - 24 inches
  • Hardiness Zone: 4-9
  • Flowering Date: Early-Mid Season
  • Planting Instructions: In clay soil, rhizomes should be slightly exposed. In sandy soil, they can be covered an inch or two. At least 5 hours of sunlight each day. Water during dry periods.
  • Winter Care: Mulch in colder climates and remove promptly in early spring.
  • Shipped: #1 RHIZOME
  • Growth Rate: Fast, once established.
  • Shipping Season: Fall
  • Flower Color: Purple, Black
  • Foliage Type: Glaucous-green, sword-like fans of stiff upright leaves.
  • Resistance: Deer Resistant
  • 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, avoid overly wet locations.
  • 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


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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