Sweetly scented, deepest black-purple blooms are accented with mustard yellow beards!
With their full ruffled falls, lush upright petals and a dizzying array of color combinations, German Iris rival orchids for beauty, but are much easier to grow. Each sturdy stem has several buds just waiting for their turn to shine. A steady progression of blooms keeps beds, borders and rock gardens alive with color in late spring. Plant all eight varieties for a bold and beautiful display in your garden. The landscape possibilities are endless!
Light: Full sun to partial shade
Bloom Time: Late Spring
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Men In Black German Iris Product Details
Iris germanica 'Men In Black'
Partial Shade/Full Sun
32 - 34"
18 - 24"
12 - 24"
Zones 4 - 9
Glaucous-green, sword-like fans of stiff upright leaves.
Deep blackish-purple self.
Mid to late spring.
In clay soil, rhizomes should be slightly exposed. In sandy soil, they should be covered 1-2". Provide at least 5 hours of sunlight each day.
Well drained soil preferred. Quite tolerant of a wide range of soils.
Moderate to fast.
Deepest black-purple standards and falls are accented with a purple beard dipped in mustard. Each bloom is just lightly ruffled and sweetly scented.
Remove spent flower stems after flowering. Cut back foliage to 6" leaf fans in late fall.
Honorable Mention award 2000. Divide in 3-4 years in early fall.