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Black Gamecock Iris is one of the most magnificent iris around. The exquisite, dark purple, velvety flowers on Black Gamecock Iris are adorned with yellow-gold markings and complemented with green, sword-like foliage. Black Gamecock Iris can be grown in the pond (place rhizomes 1 inch beneath surface of the water, using large pots with holes or planting baskets) or in the bog areas around the pond or in your flower garden. Iris specimens do a great job of filtering the water and helps to remove algae causing nutrients through its' roots. Iris are often used to control bank erosion as well. Hardy in zones 6 - 12, grows 18 - 24 inches tall, prefers full sun. Flowers early to late spring, depending on your zone.

Height   Grows 18 - 24 inches tall

Width     12 inches wide

Sunlight Requirements   Full sun to part shade

Moisture Requirements   Moist soil to 1 inch of water above the rhizome

Bloom   Blooms early to late spring, depending on zone

Zone      Hardy in zones 6  through 12

Planting Instructions

Black Gamecock Louisiana Iris may be grown in moist, loam soil in your terrestrial garden (keep soil evenly moist) or in containers in the pond using loam soil with up to 1 inch of water above the rhizomes. Plant in full to part sun (blooms best in full sun). Divide every 2 - 3 years, as needed. Divide your iris in late summer or early fall.

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