Iris 'Black Gamecock'

1 litre aquatic pot £9.99
available to order from summer
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Buy Iris 'Black Gamecock' water iris: Larger than average flowers

This pond plant is semi-evergreen, so it can lose some of its foliage in winter. In colder regions or more exposed gardens, it may lose it all, but then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moist to wet or boggy, humus-rich, acidic soil
  • Depth of water: 0-15cm (0-6in)
  • Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
  • Flowering period: May to July and occasionally in September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Sublime when planted in drifts at the edges of a pond, this elegant iris has larger than average (up to 10cm across) flowers, in a deep shade of purple. They need reliably moist soil, so they also make an excellent choice for bog gardens. Their flowers are mainly produced in late spring and early summer although they may have a second, smaller flush in autumn.

  • Garden care: These plants are potted up (using a suitable aquatic compost) into 1-litre aquatic pots. These pots are made of a fine mesh, which allows water to circulate through the compost, providing the plants with both oxygen and nutrients. If you are using them as a aquatic plant, they can be placed straight into the pond, however they will preform better if planted out sooner rather than later. To enhance flowering divide congested clumps every three to five years.

  • Harmful if eaten
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