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Black Gamecock Iris: Iris 'Black Gamecock'



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black gamecock iris scape

Family: Iridaceae

Above: flower stalk on serviceberry, Below: backlit foliage Use: water gardens, containers, shoreline erosion control
black gamecock iris foliage

Plant: rhizomatous, emergent, perennial to 3'

Origin: Louisiana iris hybrid

: 5 - 9 (possibly zone 4 if kept underwater)

: large 5", deep purple iris flower with short, thin, yellow beard on the falls

Foliage: typical sword shape

: sunny location in wet soil. This iris grows well in sunken containers and bog gardens. 2007, Last Updated June 5, 2007