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  •  See Bearded Iris available for Spring 2014 Delivery

Bearded Iris Hello Darkness

Looking for drama? Hello Darkness’ huge, near-black blooms are a true show-stopper in the early spring garden and are absolutely stunning paired with a white variety. (Iris germanica)

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Details:

Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Plant Size: 37" tall, Plant rhizomes 12-24 inches apart
Light: Full Sun
Bloom Time: Early to mid spring
Shipping: Bearded Iris, Fall-Flowering Crocus and Colchicum start shipping in August.

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Details
SKU 40IRIS
Common Name Bearded Iris or German Iris
Botanical Name Iris germanica
Special Groups N/A
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Almost Black
Evergreen N/A
Estimated Mature Height 37" tall
Estimated Mature Spread Plant rhizomes 12-24 inches apart
Bloom Time Early to mid spring
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Native N/A
Planting Season Summer, Fall
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.
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Amount of Rain N/A
Will Tolerate Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant, Fragrant, Cut Flowers, Borders, Showy Flowers, Multiple Blooms / Harvest, Easy to Grow
Ideal Growing Region N/A
Ships to Canada No
Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • Creeping Phlox Emerald Blue

    Creeping Phlox Emerald Blue

  • Allium Bulbs Purple Sensation

    Allium Bulbs Purple Sensation

  • Siberian Iris Butter and Sugar

    Siberian Iris Butter and Sugar

Description
Hello Darkness’ deep-purple/black blooms are some of the closest one will find to black in the garden and each stem will produce a multitude of buds.

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.

Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • Creeping Phlox Emerald Blue

    Creeping Phlox Emerald Blue

  • Allium Bulbs Purple Sensation

    Allium Bulbs Purple Sensation

  • Siberian Iris Butter and Sugar

    Siberian Iris Butter and Sugar

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5.0

Nice Gift

By Sarah the Flower Lady

from Wamego, Ks.

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Pros

  • Good Quality Roots

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

  • Iris Bed

Comments about Bearded Iris Hello Darkness, Bearded Iris Hello Darkness:

These roots were very good quality. They were a gift for my friend next door; she was very excited. She's been wanting a dark Iris.

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How-To Guides
Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • Creeping Phlox Emerald Blue

    Creeping Phlox Emerald Blue

  • Allium Bulbs Purple Sensation

    Allium Bulbs Purple Sensation

  • Siberian Iris Butter and Sugar

    Siberian Iris Butter and Sugar

Shipping

Bearded Iris, Fall-Flowering Crocus and Colchicum start shipping in August.

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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. Fall bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial orders may arrive separately from bulbs and 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) 270-5187 or Contact Us by email.

Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • Creeping Phlox Emerald Blue

    Creeping Phlox Emerald Blue

  • Allium Bulbs Purple Sensation

    Allium Bulbs Purple Sensation

  • Siberian Iris Butter and Sugar

    Siberian Iris Butter and Sugar

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