Iris 'Black Gamecock'

Iris 'Black Gamecock'

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Key Characteristics

4 - 9

Mature Height

3 Feet

Mature Width

3 Feet

Sun / Shade

Full Sun, Part Shade

Moisture Level

Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy

Description / Iris 'Black Gamecock'

Indulge in the captivating allure of Iris 'Black Gamecock', an epitome of elegance and vigor. This Louisiana iris stands out with its striking near-black blooms, exuding a velvety allure that beckons admiration. Flourishing in early summer, each blossom boasts a remarkable size, stretching up to half a foot wide. The deep purple petals, complemented by golden throats, create a mesmerizing contrast that captures the eye and the heart alike.

Perfect for waterside plantings or nestled in meadows and woodlands, Iris 'Black Gamecock' thrives in moist soils, showcasing its remarkable resilience and beauty. Standing at a majestic three feet high and wide, it commands attention with its sheer presence. Originating from regions spanning Texas to South Carolina, this black iris flower variety is a testament to nature's splendor, adapting effortlessly to various climates and soil conditions.

Unlike its counterparts, Iris 'Black Gamecock' requires minimal maintenance, spreading joy and color effortlessly year after year. Its rhizomatous nature ensures that each grouping planted this year blossoms into a more magnificent display in the seasons to come. Hardy and pest-free, it braves the elements with grace, thriving in both unseasonable cold and sweltering heat.

For optimal growth and bloom, provide full sun or light shade and moderately damp soil enriched with organic matter. Space plants about two feet apart in Zones 4 to 9, covering rhizomes with acidic soil for nourishment. Ensure adequate watering during dry spells and supplement with balanced fertilizer twice a year. In colder climates, maintain year-round mulch to protect the roots and promote healthy growth.

Delight in the everlasting charm and resilience of Iris 'Black Gamecock,' a timeless addition to any landscape that promises to captivate hearts and inspire admiration season after season.

Iris flowers are unique and hardy with different planting forms including rhizomes and bulbs, that make them easy to plant, divide, and multiply. Colorful options that include traditional purples and blues in addition to bi-colored varieties.

Product Details

Item Form Bareroot
Genus Iris
Species hybrid
Variety 'Black Gamecock'
Product Classification Perennials
Habit Upright
USDA Zone Low 4
USDA Zone High 9
Sun / Shade Full Sun, Part Shade
Bloom Color Black, Purple
Max Bloom Size 6.00
Bloom Season Start Early Summer
Resistance Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Special Features Flower, Native
Uses Border, Ornamental
Zone 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
State Shipping Restrictions GU, PR, VI

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Customer Reviews

these are survivors of the worst conditions!
Review by Anonymous
Years ago I got a bag of a couple of these irises, threw them, bag and all into a bed intending to plant them later but forgot. And then completely forgot about them for 2 or 3 years.The worst possible conditions-dry, infertile, full blast hot sun. last year I thought it was some kind of grass and just left it ( at least something was filling in that space), but yesterday, after a rain, I saw 20-30 buds which popped open in profusion today- masses of the most dramatic blooms over silvery gray leaves. I will plant something neon yellow that will coincide with these babies for next year.

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