A lovely iris with large, ruffled, beautifully proportioned almost black flowers with silky black-purple standards, velvety, purple-black falls and purple beards carried on strong, well-branched stems. Early to late season.
Bearded irises need to be planted with the rhizome, or root, just above the soil. This is because the rhizome needs to be baked by the sun in order to form flowers. Make sure that there is not too much competition from surrounding plants and remove any weeds.