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Iris 'Black Beauty' (Iris 'Black Beauty' )

Skill rating
skill rating
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
Max height
Ultimate spread
Max spread
Time to maturity
2-5 years
To maturity
Toxic - Ingestion may cause severe discomfort.

Botanical name: Iris 'Black Beauty'

Other names: Iris 'Black Beauty' , Tall bearded iris 'Black Beauty'

Genus: Iris

Variety or Cultivar: 'Black Beauty' _ 'Black Beauty' is a clump-forming, rhizomatous perennial with erect, strap-like, grey-green leaves and, in early summer, erect stems bearing flowers with dark purple standards and purple-brown falls with prominent yellow beards.

Iris 'Black Beauty' is: Deciduous

Flower: Dark-purple, Brown in Summer

Foliage: Grey-green in Spring; Grey-green in Summer; Grey-green in Autumn

Habit: Clump-forming, Erect

Toxicity: Ingestion may cause severe discomfort.

Watch out for

Specific pests: Slugs , Snails , Thrips

Diseases: Generally disease-free.

Specific diseases: Leaf spot , Rhizome rot , Virus

General care

Pruning: Cut back any dying foliage in autumn. Old flower stems can be cut down after flowering. . REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Division. REGISTER to

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Iris 'Black Beauty' (Iris 'Black Beauty' ) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.4m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation: Plant in late summer to early autumn in well-drained, fertile, neutral to slightly acid loam in full sun.

Soil type: Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Neutral

Light: Full Shade, Partial Shade

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)

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