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Iris ‘Blackcurrant’
Iris ‘Blackcurrant’
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Iris ‘Blackcurrant’

Intermediate Bearded Iris

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.286.370

Intermediate Bearded Iris are a little shorter than the Tall Bearded types, but equally as colourful and beautiful in the border. Plants form a clump of green sword-shaped leaves, blooming in late spring. This selection has bicolor flowers with petals of deep raspberry-wine with a yellow base. 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. Excellent for cutting. CAUTION: Harmful if eaten.

Further details for
Iris ‘Blackcurrant’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Light Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
   60-65 cm
   23-25 inches
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.