Black Gamecock Louisiana Iris

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'Black Gamecock' is the most famous of the Louisiana Irises, noted for its velvety, purple-black blooms set off by slender, gold highlights. Native to the south, its flowers measure up to 6" across and appear in spades just as summer arrives. 'Black Gamecock' thrives in well-watered gardens or naturally wet areas and is noted for its unmatched vigor. An easy choice for naturalizing along pond edges and throughout wet meadows. (Iris louisiana)
Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Native
Good For Cut Flowers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size24-36" tall , 24-36" wide
Bloom TimeEarly to mid summer
SizeBag of 1
SKUAM014717

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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.
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Plant Information
This is probably the most famous of the Louisiana irises, a great group of native North American wildflowers. Among the hybrids made from the five native species, Black Gamecock has truly stunning black/purple blooms up to 6 across, making it a scene-stealer in any garden.

The Louisiana Irises are some of the most wonderful native plants in North America. Growing in and near wetlands in Louisiana and neighboring states, these amazing irises have cross-hybridized naturally over the years, so there are now an infinite number of colors and types. According to Iris expert, Claire Austin, today, they are found in the wild in tones of blue, lavender, yellow, white, pink, and orange/red, the latter color not found in any other irises. Their flowers are large and flatter than other irises, with less of a distinction between the upward center petals and outer falls, the petals that droop on most irises. This unique flower form makes the Louisiana Iris, in some ways, especially when viewed from above, the most beautiful of all the worlds irises.

They need plenty of water, but a well-watered perennial border is fine. A wet spot in your garden or meadow is even better.

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SKUAM014717
Item Package Size
Bag of 1
Common Name
Black Gamecock Louisiana Iris
Botanical Name
Iris louisiana Black Gamecock
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Purple
Flower Size
4-6" flowers
Mature Height
24-36" tall
Estimated Mature Spread
24-36" wide
Growth Rate
Medium
Bloom Time
Early to mid summer
Planting Depth
Plant so that the top of the root is 1" below the soil line.
Ships As
Bare Root
Foliage
Green sword-like foliage.
Soil Type
Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet
Advantages
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Native, Good For Cut Flowers
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals
Some parts poisonous if ingested.
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No
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