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Iris Black Gamecock

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Huge Black Iris on Small Plant

The Iris ‘Black Gamecock’ has intense blue-black 4-6” blooms that are accented with a band of yellow.  This golden throat just highlights the ebony hues of the bloom.  It is an absolutely breathtaking flower!

With a velvety texture and beautiful evergreen foliage, it has a plant height of 5’ and a width of 18-24”.  Blooming from spring into summer, ‘Black Gamecock’ is an attractive backdrop for your garden.

It is an easily grown Iris, and it spreads by rhizomes, so if planted this year, it will be even bigger and better in a season or two!  

Iris ‘Black Gamecock’ prefers moist, well-drained soil in full sun, but will tolerate some afternoon shade.  Tolerant of unseasonable cold as well as heat and humidity, this hardy native is pest and disease free.

Iris ‘Black Gamecock’ is useful in many ways and is best used around ponds, pools, water gardens, and for mass plantings.  It can also be used in difficult banks and preventing erosion. It makes magnificent cut flowers and are resistant to deer.

A splendid blossom for any setting, ‘Black Gamecock’ will please you with its giant near-black blooms in early summer and returning effortlessly year after year!

*Blue Black Flower has Golden Throat

*Blooms Spring Through Summer

*5" Tall Spreading Growth


Plant Facts

Family Iris louisiana 'Black Gamecock'
Foliage Deep Green
Mature Height 5 feet
Mature Spread 18 - 24 inches
Soil Widely Adaptable
Zones 3-9
Mature Form Upright
Growth Rate Fast
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Flower Color Black, Blue
Fall Color Yellow
Bloom Period Spring - Summer

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