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Blackwater German Iris

Dark and Ruffled

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  • SKU: 68955
  • Zones: 3-9
  • Height: 36 - 40 inches
  • Shade Requirement: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Bloom Time: Blooms early to mid summer
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Blackwater German Iris

Description
Blackwater is an award-winning iris that's sure to excite in the home garden. Dramatic ruffles increase the mystery and allure in these inky, dark-colored blooms. Plant it around some brighter purple tones to bring out the robust blend of deep purples. Gardeners have found this one to be pretty aromatic too—try it in a unique mixed bouquet. It will also attract butterflies and beneficial pollinators to garden beds. The ever-popular German Iris has that classic elegance that makes a spring garden so strong. An easy-to-plant fall rhizome you can leave to chill overwinter and watch in spring as it bursts up with tons of extravagant blooms. Give it well-drained soil and sunshine and you'll enjoy years of low-maintenance beauty and fresh spring bouquets. They can also be divided every few years for a bigger, more impressive display. Rarely bothered by deer.
Product Details
  • Botanical NameIris germanica 'Blackwater'
  • Ships AsNO. 1 RHIZOME
  • Height36 - 40 inches
  • Spacing16 - 18 inches
  • Spread18 - 24 inches
  • Light RequirementsFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • Color Descriptionpurple, black
  • Foliage TypeGlaucous-green, sword-like fans of stiff upright leaves.
  • Bloom TimeBlooms early to mid summer
  • Flower FormIdentical to any typical iris
  • Soil RequirementsWell drained. Quite tolerant of a wide range of soils.
  • Growth RateFast once established, which takes approximately 4 -6 weeks.
  • PruningCut back foliage to 6" fan. Clean plant debris before winter to prevent borers from over wintering. After flowering
  • Winter CareNone, except to mulch in colder climates the first winter. Remove early in spring before growth starts.
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Zones3-9
  • Planting InstructionsPlant the iris's rhizome shallowly so that the soil barely covers it.
Shipping

Shipping Information:

Plants, fertilizer and other supplies* will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below.

2019 Fall Shipping Schedule

Zone

 Iris Rhizomes 

1A-6B  8/12/2019 - 11/1/2019 
7A  8/12/19 - 11/15/19 
7B-10B  8/19/19 - 11/15/19 
  Last Order Date   Zones 1-6: 10/28/2019
Zones 7-10: 11/11/2019



*Fertilizer and other supplies ordered apart from plant orders are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Other Notes:

We aim for your order to be in your hands at the ideal time to plant, every time. Our growers must anticipate their supply based on the season they expect. Our experts predict weather patterns as best they can to set suitable shipping windows for each growing zone. However, as any gardener knows, nature is not so predictable. The type of product you order, along with the weather in your area or ours, may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Based on the contents of your order, we always strive to ship the order complete and as early as possible. However, sometimes this may result in a delay of some items that are ready before others. Our customers have suggested that they would rather wait to receive their order as complete as possible. If you would like to receive part of your order ahead of time, please reach out to our customer service department and we can accommodate. Orders with large items may be shipped in more than one package. There is no extra charge if your order requires more than one package.

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