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Black Lightning Bearded Iris

Iris germanica 'Black Lightning'
SKU: HC018836
per Bare Root Plant
Shipping begins the week of August 5th, 2024

Iris germanica ‘Black Lightning’ (Standard Bearded Iris) brings dark elegance to the waterwise garden with velvety near-black blooms
• Growing up to 14 inches tall, this compact variety makes a delightful drought tolerant addition to perennial borders and rock gardens
• Subtly sweet fragrance invites you to linger in the garden from mid to late spring
• Bearded Irises are deer and rabbit resistant, drought tolerant, and easy to grow!
• Royal Horticultural Society 2016 Award of Merit recipient. 2013 Honorable Mention

key features
Botanical Name
Iris germanica 'Black Lightning'
Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Easy To Grow, Low Maintenance, Naturalizes, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Container Planting, Small Spaces, Rock Gardens
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Soil Moisture
Waterwise, Average
Water Tolerance
Mature Height
14-15" tall
Mature Spread
12" wide; plant rhizomes 12-24" apart
Bloom Time
Mid to late spring