Iris Black Gamecock
Iris Black Gamecock
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Iris Black Gamecock

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SKU
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Beautiful Accent Plant Iris Black Gamecock

  • Blue Black Flower has Golden Throat
  • Blooms Spring Through Summer
  • Perfect for Back Row Planting

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! Order yours today from our expert growers at Nature Hills Nursery.

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping Rates

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0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Iris Black Gamecock Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-9
Growing Zones 3-9
More Information
Botanical Name Iris louisiana 'Black Gamecock'
Mature Height 5 feet
Mature Spread 18 - 24 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Type Widely Adaptable
Moisture Average
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Black, Blue
Foliage Deep Green
Foliage Color Moderate
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time 3 - 5 years