Bearded Iris Blackalicious

 
Bearded Iris Blackalicious, Iris germanica, Bearded Iris

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

Zones 3 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 36-48" tall, 18-24" wide
Bloom Time Late Spring to Early Summer
Size Plant - 3.5" pot
SKU ASL2N31

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.

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 Time 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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American MeadowsBearded Iris Blackalicious
 
3.5

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3.0

Only one bloomed

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from Dayton,Ohio

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Pros

    Cons

    • Small In Size

    Best Uses

    • Garden

    Comments about American Meadows Bearded Iris Blackalicious:

    One plant was broken during shipment

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    1.0

    I would recommend this flower

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    from rising sun,md

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    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Hardy
    • Healthy

    Cons

    • NO Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden

    Comments about American Meadows Bearded Iris Blackalicious:

    brilliant color I have purchased many flowers from American meadows and I have been very pleased with all of them. You will not be disappointed if you purchase any of their products.

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    5.0

    WOW, 1 year later

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    from San Antonio, TX

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    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Hardy
    • Healthy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden
      • Lawn
      • Outdoors

      Comments about American Meadows 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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      5.0

      Doing Well

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      from San Antonio, TX

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      Pros

      • Easy to Grow

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • Full sun

      Comments about American Meadows 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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      USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

      To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

      • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
      • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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