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Iris chrysographes, Black flowered

Black Iris

If it's black we'll grow it, particularly when a plant is as stunning as this. 

A small, beardless Siberian Iris native to the Sichuan region of China which was first collected by botanist Ernest Wilson in 1908. 

A gorgeous plant that needs a soil that does not dry out in summer. It thrives when planted by stream sides, shallow bog gardens or a regularly watered planter. 

Being smaller than many Iris it needs a location where the flowers can be seen in their fullest glory and don't become overshadowed by larger plants. 

The narrow, grey-green leaves emerge in spring followed by velvety, blackish-purple flowers that are flecked with gold in early summer. After flowering, these stems can be cut down as they do look a bit ragged. 

As with all iris these will benefit from lifting and dividing every two to three years.

£ 6.00

Family

Plant type

Hardiness

Height

Spread

Foliage

Flower

Soil

Position

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Iridaceae

Hardy perrenial

H7

50cm 

30cm 

Grey green 

Almost black 

Poorly-drained, water's edge

Full sun, partial shade

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