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Bearded Iris Black Dragon

SKU: AM014796
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Overview
Bearded Iris Black Dragon is as black as an Iris can be and looks stunning both on its own and paired with lighter varieties. Black Dragon is an extremely easy to grow bearded iris and adds a unique color palate to any garden. For best flowering results, plant in well draining soil and full sun. (Iris germanica)
key features
Botanical Name
Iris germanica
Advantages
Deer Resistant, Easy To Grow
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average
Mature Height
36" tall
Mature Spread
Plant rhizomes 12-24" apart
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer

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.