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PlantFiles: Black Iris
Iris chrysographes

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Species: chrysographes (kris-oh-GRAF-ees) (Info)

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24 members have or want this plant for trade.

Class:
Species

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Purple
Dark Purple/Black

Bloom Time:
Late Midseason (MLa)

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Awards (if applicable):
Award of Merit

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive braun06 On Jun 2, 2011, braun06 from Peoria Heights, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

The flower is generally black for all intents and purposes. You notice it has some slight purple coloring within 10' but its very dark. From far it is black and as a cut flower indoors it will be black. It has no fragrance for me.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Los Angeles, California
Peoria, Illinois
Nicholasville, Kentucky
Cedar Springs, Michigan
Corning, Ohio
Sherwood, Oregon
Tangent, Oregon
Seattle, Washington
Sumas, Washington
Vader, Washington



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