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Paul Black Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) is a stunning dark purple variety, with dark orange beards that creates a striking color combination. A tall Iris, Iris germanica Paul Black has large flowers and excellent ruffled form and is a prolific bloomer. Drought resistant perennial plant (xeric). 40"-44"tall.
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Tips on Growing Fall Planted Flower Bulbs
When you receive your spring blooming bulbs (Mini Iris, Daffodils, etc.) keep them in a dry, dark, cool place until ready to plant. They need air circulation so they will not collect moisture and rot. Planting times can vary from early October in the North to mid-to-late November in the southern regions. A good rule of thumb is to plant them about 6 weeks before the ground is frozen or after the first hard freeze. For more information, read our Planting Mini Iris Bulbs article or view a planting depth illustration, on pages 14-16 of our Planting Guide.
Soil Preparation for Bulbs
A compost enriched, well-drained soil is best. Incorporate a good quality organic compost as needed. Yum Yum Mix® is recommended as an excellent source of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium needed for strong plants and healthy roots. Mix a small amount into the bottom of the hole before planting your bulbs.
Many bulbs prefer full sun exposure. However, Muscaria, Allium, Galanthus, Hyacinthoides, Scilla and many Daffodils will tolerate partial shade and bloom well.
Pink daffodils will hold their color longer if planted in dappled shade or morning sun/afternoon shade.
After planting, add a top dressing of compost or other organic material and water in thoroughly. If your winter is dry, water every three to four weeks throughout the winter and add more mulch if necessary.
Protect your Bulbs
Apply a mole or gopher repellent to the surface of the ground to protect bulbs from these burrowing mammals. As bulbs sprout, use our Deer Off Repellent to prevent deer and rabbits from browsing your spring blooms.
After your Bulbs have Bloomed
Once your bulbs have bloomed, allow the bulb foliage to brown and fade naturally since the leaves are feeding the bulb in the ground. Removal of foliage weakens the bulb and leads to fewer blooms the following year. Planting your bulbs amongst your perennials is one way to conceal the dying bulb foliage. The perennials begin to grow and fill out as the bulb foliage dies back. The perennials will then provide foliage and color in the garden from late spring through the summer and into fall. Regular fertilization with balanced organic or natural fertilizer and a re-application of mulch each fall will ensure more and more beautiful spring bulb blooms for many years!
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
It's just purple though
By Crickets Meyeres
from Kanab UT high desert
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Comments about High Country Gardens Iris germanica Paul Black:
It's my own fault. I know the description says purple, and I even asked customer service to verify the color of the blooms. I believed from the photo that it would be a deep, navy/midnight type of blue purple. And it was really just a true purple when it bloomed in my yard. Not a big deal, I love Iris in any color, I just would have planted it in a different spot if I had known it was not a blue purple. I was excited about adding it with some merchant marine blue Iris and some mango entrée orange/yellow iris for a particular combination. I planted these August 2016 following the instructions and giving them very little care after a few initial waterings. Spring 2017 they produced beautiful, healthy blooms. I'm sure it will continue to be more prolific each season.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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True purple, not blue
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
from New Hampshire
Got 3 of these last August and they are awesome awesome awesome. Really good take on all 3, super healthy and stunning!
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To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
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