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Iris 'Black Gamecock' (Louisiana Iris)

Louisiana Iris 'Black Gamecock'


Incredibly vigorous, award-winning Iris 'Black Gamecock' (Louisiana Iris) is quite striking with its huge, velvety deep purple flowers, 4-6 in. across (10-15 cm), adorned with delicate gold highlights on each petal. Blooming between late spring and mid summer (depending on the region), this southern native will multiply quickly if sited properly in consistently moist to boggy soil or even shallow water. A perfect choice for naturalizing along ponds and streams and an outstanding addition to aquatic gardens.

  • American Iris Society Mary Swords DeBallion Medal (highest honor for a Louisiana Iris) in 1989
  • Grows up to 2-3 ft. tall (60-90 cm) and 2 ft. wide (60 cm).
  • Graceful and vigorous, this strong performer is easy to grow and low maintenance!
  • Performs best in full sun or part shade, in acidic, moist, humus-rich soils.
  • A welcomed addition to beds and borders, along ponds and streams.
  • Attractive to hummingbirds, but ignored by deer and rabbit!

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 10
Heat Zones 5 – 9
Climate Zones 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Iris Germanica - Bearded Irises
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid)
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ponds and Streams
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 10
Heat Zones 5 – 9
Climate Zones 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Iris Germanica - Bearded Irises
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid)
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ponds and Streams
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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