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.
Height 36 - 40 inches
Bloom Time Blooms early to mid summer
Light Requirements Full Sun, Partial Shade
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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
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.
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