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Bearded Iris Blackalicious

Ruffled, velvet-black blooms add drama to the late spring garden and are gorgeous paired with lighter varieties. (Iris germanica)

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Plant - 3.5" pot
Plant - 3.5" pot

Price: $18.95

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Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Plant Size: 36-48" tall, 18-24" wide
Light: Full Sun
Bloom Time: Late Spring to Early Summer
Shipping: Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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SKU ASL2N31
Common Name Bearded Iris
Botanical Name Iris germanica
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Mature Height 36-48" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 18-24" wide
Bloom Time Late Spring to Early Summer
Planting Depth Iris should be planted so the tops of the rhizomes are exposed and the roots are spread out facing downwards in the soil. Make sure not to plant the rhizomes too deep.
Ships As Potted Plant
Planting Season Spring / Summer
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Easy to Grow
Ships to Canada No
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Description

Growing Bearded Irises These majestic flowers are surprisingly easy to grow, and actually require less attention than almost any other garden flowers. Your iris roots will arrive with the foliage "trimmed" from this spring's growth. You'll find the "root" is not really a bulb, but what is called a "rhizome"--an irregularly shaped bulbous root that grows at a right angle from the foliage. Leave the trimmed foliage as it is, and simply bury the rhizome with the top of it showing through the soil surface. Bearded irises grow best with the tops of their rhizomes exposed.

Next spring, new foliage and the flower spikes will sprout strongly from the rhizome. What's more, next summer, you'll notice the rhizome multiplying for even more flowers as years go by.

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  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

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    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Lawn
    • Outdoors

    Comments about Bearded Iris Blackalicious:

    This was a iffy thing for me since last year 2014 was my first year doing gardening and flower beds. I purchased this last year and planted it. It ended up with one beautiful bloom on it the first spring.

    This year it has reach almost 3 ft. tall and has 4 of the most large and beautifully stunning blooms that open as solid black and as it opens it turns a deep black/purple.

    It lasted thru a winter of 32 degrees a few nights and 28 one night and still grew 3 ft. tall. San Antonio has the heat, but I got the blaze with this Iris :)

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    • Easy to Grow

    Cons

    • none

    Best Uses

    • Full sun

    Comments about Bearded Iris Blackalicious:

    I purchased this one and planted it in my flower bed that is a full sun ( no trees in sight flower bed). It is healthy and about to open. I cannot wait to see what it looks like. Check back for updated positing once it blooms.

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    Shipping

    Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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    As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Details’ tab describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

    Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our Shipping Information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or Contact Us by email.

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