You'll adore the contrast of purple petals so dark they're nearly black and yellow beards—it really makes this iris stand out. The blooms are small, but plentiful, each stem delivers around 8-12 buds. Like all German iris, deer tend not to bother this variety. It grows easily and quickly, ideal for the mixed border and naturalizing. It adds depth and sweet fragrance to a cut-flower arrangement. Iris Germanica 'Old Black Magic'
Iris Germanica 'Old Black Magic'
Sun Exposure:Full Sun
Height/Habit:34 - 36 inches
Spread:12 - 18 inches
Spacing:12 - 18 inches
Flowering Date:Early-mid season
Planting Instructions:Plant so tops of the rhizomes are exposed and the roots are spread out facing downwards in the soil.
Winter Care:Mulch in colder climates and remove in early spring.
Flower Form:Coal Black bloom with yellow beard. 8-12 buds per stem
Foliage Type:Long narrow green lance shaped leaves.
Pruning:Divide when clumps becomes crowded and bloom diminishes about every 3 to 4 years during the summer. After hard frost in the fall, cut foliage back.
Soil Requirement:Average, well drained.
Watering Requirement:Need consistent watering but do not overwater.
Additional Information:Not a rebloomer.
Restricted States:AE AK GU HI PR
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