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Anvil of Darkness German Iris

Blooms so dark they're almost black

  • Height/Habit: 30 inches
  • Zone: 4-9
  • Flowering Date: Mid season blooming iris
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Anvil of Darkness German Iris

This intense, black bloom is dark all over, with the beards sporting a deep blue hue. Its uniform size and sweet, lingering perfume only add to its appeal. Flowers are fan-shaped, with three drooping petals called falls and three upright petals called standards.
Product Details
  • Season Fall
  • Unit of Measure1
  • Botanical NameIris germanica 'Anvil of Darkness'
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Spread18 - 24 inches
  • Spacing12 - 24 inches
  • Hardiness Zone4-9
  • Flowering DateMid season blooming iris
  • Planting InstructionsSet rhizomes so bottom 1/2 is below ground-level, firm well and water thoroughly.
  • Winter CareNone, except to mulch in colder climates the first winter. Remove early in spring before growth starts
  • Flower Color:black
  • Flower FormTypical iris like. Large flowers.
  • Foliage TypeFans of green sword-like upright leaves in spring and summer with some dying back in colder climates in winter.
  • Soil RequirementWell drained. Quite tolerant of a wide range of soils
  • PruningRemove spent flower stems. Cut back foliage to 6" fan in late fall. Clean plant debris before winter to prevent borers overwintering.
  • Unique CharactersticsDeep black coloring with purple tints makes this large-flowered Iris a dramatic focal point in the late spring-early summer garden! The plants are very vigorous, the stems strong, and the blooms are lightly fragrant.
  • Shipped#1 RHIZOME
  • Height/Habit30 inches
  • Growth RateFast once established, which takes approximately 4 - 6 weeks
Shipping Information

When will my order ship?

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

2018 Fall Shipping Schedule
Zone Iris Rhizomes
1A - 5B 8/13/18 - 11/2/18
6A-6B 8/13/18 - 11/2/18
7A 8/13/18 - 11/16/18
7B-10B 8/20/18 - 11/16/18
Last Order Date Zones 1-6: 10/29/18
Zones 7-10: 11/12/18

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