Iris chrysographes black-flowered
Slender, delicate iris grown for its upright small black flowers, finely flecked in contrasting canary-yellow at its throat, must have moisture to multiply
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: well-drained, moderately fertile soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: May and June
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Dramatic, indigo-violet, almost black flowers appear in May and June above strap-like grey-green leaves. This clump-forming, beardless iris, related to the moisture-loving Siberian iris, makes an eyecatching feature in a sunny, boggy area of the garden, or beside water.
- Garden care: Incorporate plenty of well-rotted garden compost or manure into the planting hole. Do not allow the plant to dry out.
- Harmful if eaten
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