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Iris 'Black Swan' (TB) - Bare root

Common Name: Bearded Iris

Plant Family: Iridaceae

Iris 'Black Swan' (TB)  - Bare root
Iris 'Black Swan' (TB)  - Bare rootIris 'Black Swan' (TB)  - Bare rootIris 'Black Swan' (TB)  - Bare root
Price:  £5.50



9 in stock

Size/Qty:  1 Bare Root Rhizome
Drought Tolerant:  Yes
Suggested Use:  Cut Flower
Planting Style:  cottage
Season of Interest:  Early summer
Position/ Situation:  Dry or gravel garden
Sun/ Shade:  Sun
Flower Colour:  Black
Scent:  Scented Flowers
Leaf Colour:  Green
Height:  low (up to 3 feet)
Soil Type:  dry or sandy soil
Soil PH:  No preference
Hardiness/minimum temperature:  Hardy
Rabbit & Deer Resistance:  Deer & Rabbit Resistant Plants

A stunning tall bearded Iris with deep purple standards and almost black falls from May to June. Slightly scented. Height 75cm

Bearded Iris need full sun and a free draining soil. Raised beds or gravel gardens are ideal but anywhere that’s nice and sunny and a well-drained will do. Plant them shallowly with the rhizomes slightly exposed, they need a good baking. If they become buried this can inhibit flowering. Also make sure they do not become swamped by other plants which would shade the rhizomes.

They benefit from a high Phosphorous feed so in spring when they have started growing scatter some Bonemeal around them. Over time clumps can become congested, will flower less and can eventually stop flowering. So every 3-4 years lift and divide them after flowering, or by the end of summer. Break off the newer rhizomes around the edge of each clump and re-plant these. These are the parts which will flower next or the following year. Discard the older, withered central parts which have already flowered they are spent and won't flower again.

Mainland UK  £6 - £8.50 Bulbs/Tubers/ Bare root (UK) £4
Click and Collect FREE Northern Ireland, Highlands & Islands £6 - £10
Guernsey & Jersey £20 European Union £15 - £20

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Please allow up to 7 working days for your order to be despatched. Plants are despatched Monday-Thursday (excl. Bank Holidays) 

Unless otherwise indicated our plants are supplied in the following pot sizes according to category. Dimensions refer to either the pot diameter (cm) or volume (litre);

  • Exotics/Conservatory & House Plants, Succulents: mostly as young plants in 9cm or 1 litre pots
  • Hardy Perennials, Ferns and Grasses: 1 litre (approx 12cm diameter)
  • Herbs: 9cm
  • Hardy Shrubs and Climbers: 1.5 or 2 litre 
  • Potted Bulbs: variable- please see "Size/Qty" on product information page 
  • Dormant Bulbs, Tubers and Bare-root perennials come either bagged or wrapped without a pot

The exact size of plants will vary with the growing season and may be cut back in accordance with normal pruning regimes or to fit in the box if they are excessively tall

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