Iris germanica 'Blackwater'

Tall Bearded Iris

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Mid, a few hints of purple are all that stand between this variety being jet black. Velvety petals with dramatic ruffles add to the impressive display of this award winner.

  •  · Striking nearly black blooms
  •  · Elaborate ruffles
  •  · Lustrous sheen
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Early bloomer; the royal purple flowers are splattered and streaked with white flecks so that each flower is unique and very showy.

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Item # Pack Size Avail Units Avail Plants  
25 #1 Rhizome
*Ships 08/19 - 09/16
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38 in



Iris germanica 'Blackwater'
Iris germanica 'Blackwater'


Sun Tolerant
Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade

Soil Moisture Needs

Average Soil

Nature Attraction

Attracts Butterflies

Critter Resistance

Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant


Good Cut Flower / Foliage

Season of Interest (Flowering)

Late Spring / Early Summer


Iris Ensata ( Japanese Iris )

Tall clump-forming plants that prefer moist soil. Plants produce huge flat crepe paper-like flowers. Grow in acidic boggy soil near the water's edge.

Iris Siberica ( Siberian Iris )

Tall clumping Iris with narrow upright foliage. Plants grow best in moist acidic soil but also tolerates drier soil. Generally pest free. Blooms early summer. Excellent for vertical effect in the landscape.

Iris Germanica ( Tall Bearded Iris )

Wonderful spring blooming perennials in a wide assortment of colors. Plants prefer slightly alkaline soil. Plant rhizomes near the soil surface. Drought tolerant. Our plugs have multiple eyes and will finish gallons quickly.

  • Ship mid-March = Early May bloom
  • Ship mid-April = Memorial Day bloom
  • Ship early May = June bloom