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  • water iris
  • Eventual height: 0.9m
  • Eventual spread: 0.4m

Iris 'Black Gamecock'

water iris

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9cm pot £9.99
9cm pot £9.99
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This pond plant is semi-evergreen, so it can lose some of its foliage in winter. In colder regions or more exposed gardens, it may lose it all, but then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moist to wet or boggy, humus-rich, acidic soil
  • Depth of water: 0-15cm (0-6in)
  • Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
  • Flowering period: May to July and occasionally in September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Sublime when planted in drifts at the edges of a pond, this elegant iris has larger than average (up to 10cm across) flowers, in a deep shade of purple. They need reliably moist soil, so they also make an excellent choice for bog gardens. Their flowers are mainly produced in late spring and early summer although they may have a second, smaller flush in autumn.

    • Harmful if eaten
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