Eventually had four or five flowers on several stalks and three seed pods. Got about a dozen small plants from the seeds, now growing in the garden.
Black Gamecock Iris growing next to my pond.
I fell in love with the deep velvety purple of this Iris
After a brief thunderstorm 5-31-2005
Very hardy, easily grown and very attractive.
'Black Gamecock' starting to bloom in May.
First blooms of the season, Mother's Day weekend 2006 in Northeastern Oklahoma. Louisiana Black Gamecock Iris.
Growing in half shade, Zone 8.
I'm growing this in a pot with no holes and the plant certainly likes it here.
It survived and remained green during the cold and snow of our winter. It seems to be doing fine in the heat, as well.
The colors are amazing.
June 13, 2009
blooming in April 2011 zone 9b Central FL
a rapid increaser in a wet environment
'Black Gamecock' iris close up growing in my son's garden on May 9th, 2012.
'Black Gamecock' iris from a little further back on May 9th, 2012.
June 4, 2013
Taken June 15, 2013
Zone 7B, I use moister retention soil for these. They love it and thrive.
Photo courtesy of Karl Gercens. Copyright Karl Gercens. Conservatory Horticulturist at Longwood Gardens. http://www.karlgercens.com/