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Genus
Common Name

IRIS Black Hope

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

 

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Plant Details: IRIS Black Hope

Plant: IRIS

Variety: Black Hope

Common name: Bearded iris

Family: Iridaceae

Origin: Europe

Flower colour: Purple

Flower month: May, Jun

Flower scent: Sweetly

Foliage colour: Green

Hardy: Hardy

Soil type: Well drained soil

Aspect: Sun

Evergreen: Deciduous

Height: 90

Spread: 30

Flower type: Single

Flower attribute: Showy

Foliage style: None

Leaf colour: Green

Seed month: Jul, Aug

Seed colour: Brown

Bitone: YES

Plant breeder: Austin

Protect from slugs: Yes

Winter grow conditions: Outside

Container Compost: Peat Substitute Compost

Year of introduction: 1963

Web rating: Woottens Plants Rating 10/10

Special uses: Deer Proof, Rabbit Proof, Marine

Pot Size: Bareroot

Sub Group: Historic bearded, Tall Bearded

Dispatch Times

  • 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

Collections

  • 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.

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