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Iris germanica ‘Hello Darkness’


Tall Bearded Iris

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.286.510


Tall Bearded Iris are the giants of the late spring border, available in a rainbow of colours that blend to suit every colour scheme. Plants form a clump of green sword-shaped leaves, bearing upright stems with very large blooms. This selection has very large, deep velvety, purple-black flowers with slightly darker falls. Won both the Dykes (1999) and the Wister medals (1998). The Dykes Medal is the Nobel prize of the Iris world, given annually to just one Tall Bearded Iris. Choose a sunny position, with a well-drained, loamy soil. Bearded Iris are heavy feeders, so plan to fertilize in early spring, and again in late summer. Plants should be divided every 3 to 4 years, in August. Be on the watch for Iris borer. CAUTION: Harmful if eaten.

Further details for
Iris germanica ‘Hello Darkness’

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Sandy
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
Care Level
  Moderate
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Black
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Light Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Massed
  Poisonous/Toxic
  Specimen
Flower Head Size
  Very Large
Height
   75-90 cm
   29-35 inches
Spread
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium













Iris germanica ‘Hello Darkness’


Tall Bearded Iris

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.286.510


Tall Bearded Iris are the giants of the late spring border, available in a rainbow of colours that blend to suit every colour scheme. Plants form a clump of green sword-shaped leaves, bearing upright stems with very large blooms. This selection has very large, deep velvety, purple-black flowers with slightly darker falls. Won both the Dykes (1999) and the Wister medals (1998). The Dykes Medal is the Nobel prize of the Iris world, given annually to just one Tall Bearded Iris. Choose a sunny position, with a well-drained, loamy soil. Bearded Iris are heavy feeders, so plan to fertilize in early spring, and again in late summer. Plants should be divided every 3 to 4 years, in August. Be on the watch for Iris borer. CAUTION: Harmful if eaten.

Further details for
Iris germanica ‘Hello Darkness’

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Sandy
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
Care Level
  Moderate
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Black
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Light Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Massed
  Poisonous/Toxic
  Specimen
Flower Head Size
  Very Large
Height
   75-90 cm
   29-35 inches
Spread
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium