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

Iris 'Black Gamecock'

water iris

5 year guarantee
18cm aquatic pot £24.99

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, ‘Black Gamecock’ has larger than average (up to 10cm across) flowers, in a deep shade of purple. They need consistently moist soil so 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.

  • Garden care: To encourage healthy growth of roots, foliage and flowers, feed with a general-purpose or slow-release aquatic fertilizer. Remove yellow or brown leaves to keep the plant healthy and the water clean. Cut water iris to just above the water line in autumn if you live in a cooler climate.
  • Humans/Pets: Harmful if eaten