Iris  Louisiana 'Black Gamecock'

Louisiana iris

The most stunningly, beautiful iris in the world. That's our view on this vigorous and robust perennial that seems to be indestructible. Growing 60cm wide and 80cm tall, the sword-like fresh green leaves make for superb foliage in any moist location but it's the flowers that are the lure. 

We've been reeled in by the rich midnight-purple colour, sumptuously velvety petals and the deliciously decadent form. 

A voluptuous southern belle comprised of three standards (upper petals)  and three falls (lower petals) with  each fall having a linear gold marking at its base.  

The warmer the location the more flowers are produced. Give them a rich, fertile swamp and they'll grow with great vigour. 

Totally captivating.

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£ 6.50

Family

Plant type

Hardiness

Height

Spread

Foliage

Flower

Soil

Position

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Iridaceae

Hardy perennial

H6 

80cm 

60cm 

Fresh green 

Midnight purple 

Moist, poorly drained, rich 

Full sun, partial shade

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