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Black Is Black KickStart™ Bearded Iris

The best black iris on the market!

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  • flowering dateMidseason flowering. (Mid to late spring)
  • hardiness zone4-9
  • height37 inches
  • restricted statesAE AK GU HI PR
  • ship asKICKSTART TM RHIZOME
  • sun exposureFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • New KickStart™ Iris size guarantees first year flowers
This is the best of the best of black irises! Introducing Black is Black, an award-winning black iris. This jet black flower is simply breathtaking in the garden, especially when paired with white and pastel varieties. Buy your Black is Black bulbs in fall and get ready for a summer of glossy, stunning flowers. Each stem holds 9 to 12 of these huge flowers, giving you plenty for the garden and plenty for arrangements too! Plant en masse for the most dramatic display you've ever seen. Like other German irises, Black is Black prefers sunny sites with well-drained soil. Iris germanica 'Black is Black'

Product Details

  • botanical nameIris germanica 'Black is Black'
  • flowering dateMidseason flowering. (Mid to late spring)
  • flower colorBlack
  • flower form41/2" flowers are fan-shaped, with three drooping petals called falls and three upright petals called standards.
  • foliage typeGlaucous-green, sword-like fans of stiff upright leaves with some dying back in colder climates in winter.
  • formRhizome
  • growth rateMedium
  • hardiness zone4-9
  • 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
  • shipping seasonFall
  • ship asKICKSTART TM RHIZOME
  • soil requirementWell drained preferred. Quite tolerant of a wide range of soils.
  • spacing24 inches
  • spread18 - 24 inches
  • sun exposureFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • watering requirementAverage water needs. Water regularly, do not overwater
  • winter careMulch in colder climates and remove in early spring before growth starts.

Shipping Schedule

When will my order ship?

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

    Black Is Black KickStart™ Bearded Iris
    Black Is Black KickStart™ Bearded Iris