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Blackwater German Iris

Dark and Ruffled
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Blackwater German Iris Blackwater German Iris

Blackwater German Iris

Dark and Ruffled
Blackwater is an award-winning iris that's sure to excite in the home garden. Dramatic ruffles increase the mystery and allure in these inky, dark-colored blooms. Plant it around some brighter purple tones to bring out the robust blend of deep purples. Gardeners have found this one to be pretty aromatic too—try it in a unique mixed bouquet. It will also attract butterflies and beneficial pollinators to garden beds. The ever-popular German Iris has that classic elegance that makes a spring garden so strong. An easy-to-plant fall rhizome you can leave to chill overwinter and watch in spring as it bursts up with tons of extravagant blooms. Give it well-drained soil and sunshine and you'll enjoy years of low-maintenance beauty and fresh spring bouquets. They can also be divided every few years for a bigger, more impressive display. Rarely bothered by deer.
  • Zone 3-9
  • Height 36 - 40 inches
  • Bloom Time Blooms early to mid summer
  • Light Requirements Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Ship As NO. 1 RHIZOME
We ship this item in Fall. Cannot ship to: AE AK GU HI PR VI
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  • Botanical Name:

    Iris germanica 'Blackwater'

  • Height: 36 - 40 inches
  • Ship As: NO. 1 RHIZOME
  • Spacing: 16 - 18 inches
  • Spread: 18 - 24 inches
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Color: Purple, Black
  • Foliage Type: Glaucous-green, sword-like fans of stiff upright leaves.
  • Bloom Time: Blooms early to mid summer
  • Flower Form: Identical to any typical iris
  • Planting Instructions: Plant the iris's rhizome shallowly so that the soil barely covers it.
  • Soil Requirements: Well drained. Quite tolerant of a wide range of soils.
  • Growth Rate: Fast once established, which takes approximately 4 -6 weeks.
  • Pruning: Cut back foliage to 6" fan. Clean plant debris before winter to prevent borers from over wintering. After flowering
  • Winter Care: None, except to mulch in colder climates the first winter. Remove early in spring before growth starts.
  • Unable to ship to: AE AK GU HI PR VI



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