24-39" tall x 18" wide. Raven Girl Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) shimmers in the late spring garden with broad ruffled petals of purple-black standards with near-black falls. With over 63 years of breeding behind it, Raven Girl has almost unbelievable color but also blooms with 8-12 buds per stem for a long season of bloom. It's a flowering beauty that will become a welcome highlight to the garden. At 24-39" tall, Raven Girl can stand on its own in a grouping or become a dramatic element in a mixed planting. Plant with Oriental Poppies, Peonies, Ornamental Grasses, and always, other Bearded Iris, for a striking and unusual effect. Great as dramatic cut flowers too, the heavy bearing stems will bloom for weeks in a vase. Harvest stems in the morning when the buds have begun to swell. Plant rhizomes (bulbs) in well-drained soil in a location with full sun to part-shade. Keep the top of the rhizome even or just above the soil. Water well, but don't overwater. Bearded Iris don't like wet feet.
|Item Package Size|
Bag of 1
Raven Girl Bearded Iris
Iris germanica Raven Girl
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
|Estimated Mature Spread|
Plant rhizomes 12-24" apart
Mid to late spring
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.
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Green, Sword-shaped, linear leaves.
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Dry, Average, Well Draining
Easy To Grow, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
Honorable Mention: 2010, Award of Merit: 2014
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
|Poisonous or Toxic to Animals|
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada|