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Bearded Iris Night Ruler

SKU: AM014503
per Bare Root Plant
No longer available this season.
Night Ruler is a deep, dark-purple (almost black) Bearded Iris. Its ruffled blossoms add texture and unique color to any garden. Plant in full sun and enjoy an easy-to-grow, exceptional iris. (Iris germanica)
key features
Botanical Name
Iris germanica
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
39" tall
Mature Spread
Plant rhizomes 12-24" apart
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer


Here's an iris no garden should be without. Even blacker than the famous black tulip, Queen of the Night, Night Ruler glistens with dark magic among other flowers and plants. Your neighbors will think you're a master gardener with such a rare-looking beauty in your flowers, but in reality, its requires no special care. Enjoy!

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.