A Space Age Iris. Bitone. Flowers of violet pink standards and the blackest mulberry falls with yellow beards displaying purple thorn tips. Spicy fragrance. Flowers mid to late season. June. Ht. 90cm. Sp. 50cm. A tall bearded Iris.
IRIS Black Hope was bred by Lloyd Austin in 1963. Read more about the hybridizer Lloyd Austin.
Bearded Irises are lifted and dispatched between July and October only. You may place an order any time of year, however we will not dispatch your order until harvest time. Plants arrive as bareroot rhizomes ready for planting.
Bearded Irises in the month of May are the keynote speakers in my garden – that sticky perfume and the intensity of colour of their flowers. No other genus has flowers so blue, so brown or so black; in these colours Bearded Irises rule supreme.
Bearded Irises must enjoy full sun (at least 6 hours a day) and a well drained soil. They disdain the miseries of shade and clay. Plant rhizomes just proud of the soil level in well drained soil with a PH between 6 and 8. Remove flower stalks when finished and clear away dead leaves in autumn. Do not cut back healthy leaves in summer. For full details and other forms of Iris please visit our Iris Page
We aim to dispatch majority of orders within 5-7 working days
There are EXCEPTIONS during busy periods – please click here to find out about current dispatch times
Some plants are seasonal and only dispatched at certain times of the year. Including Pelargoniums, Auriculas and Irises click here for more details
Bareroot plants can take between 7-10 days before dispatch.
We only send plants of optimum quality therefore your delivery may be split and plants sent to follow later. Whilst we try and keep our website up to date inevitably during busy period’s plants may sell out.
Sometimes it is necessary to ‘cut back’ your plants for the good of the plants and to insure safe packing and arrival of your order. We only do this to herbaceous perennials that will rejuvenate stronger from the base.
If there are any problems with your order you will contacted via email or phone to discuss the order
Potted plants ordered for collection from the nursery can be ready 4 working days after the order has been placed.
Bareroot plants ordered for collection from the nursery can be ready 10 working days after the order has been placed
Collections can be picked up any day by appointment except Sunday.
Please specify which date you will be collecting on in the 'order notes' box at the checkout.