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Blackwater Bearded Iris

An ink-black iris with purple tones

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  • flowering dateMidseason
  • hardiness zone3-9
  • height36 - 40 inches
  • restricted statesAE AK GU HI PR VI
  • ship asNO. 1 RHIZOME
  • sun exposureFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • Deer resistant
  • Attractive to pollinators
  • Easy care
A dramatically dark entrant to the garden, Blackwater German Iris features jet-black flowers with hints of purple. Each velvety standard features a wash of purple toward the base, while the falls stay dark as night as the iris matures. Incredibly easy to grow, Blackwater Iris needs little watering or care after it becomes established. The striking dark tones of this award-winning variety are sure to draw the eye. Plant alongside other bright or white perennials for a unique, contrasting look, or pair with other purples to bring out Blackwater's violet tones. Deer resistant and drought tolerant. Iris germanica 'Blackwater'

Product Details

  • botanical nameIris germanica 'Blackwater'
  • flowering dateMidseason
  • flower colorPurple, Black
  • flower formTypical iris-like, ruffled and fluted petals.
  • foliage typeGlaucous-green, sword-like fans of stiff upright leaves.
  • formPerennial
  • growth rateFast once established
  • hardiness zone3-9
  • height36 - 40 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 asNO. 1 RHIZOME
  • soil requirementWell drained. Quite tolerant of a wide range of 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

    Blackwater Bearded Iris
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