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Bearded Iris Blackalicious

SKU: AM014915
$18.98
per Plant - 3" Pot
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Overview
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)
key features
Botanical Name
Iris germanica
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant, Easy To Grow
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
36-48" tall
Bloom Time
Late Spring to Early Summer
SKU
AM014915

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.