- Position: full sun
- Soil: well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: April to May
- Hardiness: fully hardy
A stunning, bearded iris with dusky, purple-black flowers from April to May and grey-green, sword-like leaves. It looks fabulous planted in drifts in a well-drained, sunny border, as a complement to other blue and purple flowers, or to provide a dramatic accent among paler flowers. Plant towards the middle of the border to fully appreciate the colour.
- Garden Care: Plant shallowly with the upper part of the rhizome sitting on the surface of the soil, incorporating a low nitrogen fertiliser in the planting hole. After planting remove the upper-most third of the leaves to protect against wind-rock. In exposed areas stake with bamboo canes in early spring. Divide and replant about every three years.
- Harmful if eaten
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