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Before The Storm Bearded Iris

The darkest of the dark irises

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  • flowering dateMidseason flowering
  • hardiness zone3-9
  • height37 inches
  • restricted statesAE AK GU HI PR VI
  • ship as#1 RHIZOME
  • sun exposureFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • Purple to black petals
  • Very, very dark
  • Attracts pollinators
Get in touch with your dark side with this outstanding black iris. Considered one of the darkest of the black irises, Before the Storm Bearded Iris features moderately sized flowers with widely-flaring falls and a soft fragrance. A midseason bloomer, Before the Storm's purple to pitch-black coloring is so dark that it reflects nearly blue off the petals. Easy to grow, deer resistant and drought tolerant, this black iris will return year after year. A truly dramatic and highly elegant addition to any sunny courtyard or urban garden, Before the Storm also pairs well with our pure white Immortality iris. Iris germanica 'Before the Storm'

Product Details

  • botanical nameIris germanica 'Before The Storm'
  • flowering dateMidseason flowering
  • flower colorPurple, Black
  • flower form4.5-5" flowers with widely flared falls
  • foliage typeGlaucous-green, sword-like fans of stiff upright leaves.
  • formPerennial
  • growth rateFast once established.
  • hardiness zone3-9
  • height37 inches
  • planting instructionsSet rhizome so bottom half is below ground level. Firm well and water thoroughly. Plant where they will get at least 5 hours of sun per day.
  • pruningRemove spent flower stems after blooming. In late fall, cut back foliage to 6" fans. Clean plant debris before winter to prevent borers overwintering.
  • restricted statesAE AK GU HI PR VI
  • shipping seasonFall
  • ship as#1 RHIZOME
  • soil requirementWell drained soil. Vigorous grower which requires generous feeding if soil is not fertile. At least 5 hours of sunlight each day. Water during dry periods. Avoid water-logged soils.
  • spacing12 - 24 inches
  • spread18 - 24 inches
  • sun exposureFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • watering requirementWater immediately after planting and then water regularly for the first year. After that, water only if the season is hot and dry.
  • winter careNone, except to mulch in colder climates the first winter. Remove early in spring before growth starts.

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Orders for in-stock seeds, general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping time frames outlined below:

2024 Fall Shipping Schedule
Zone Select Iris & Daylilies
3A-4B 8/5/24 - 10/25/24
5A 8/5/24 - 10/25/24
5B 8/5/24 - 10/25/24
6A & 6B 8/5/24 - 10/25/24
7A 8/19/24 - 11/8/24
7B 8/19/24 - 11/8/24
8A & 8B 8/19/24 - 11/8/24
9A-10B 8/19/24 - 11/8/24
Last Order Date Zones 3A-6B: 10/21/24
Zones 7A-10B: 11/4/24

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