Iris germanica 'Before the Storm'
Common Name: Bearded Iris Family: Iridaceae (The Iris Family)
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One of the darkest purple-black irises available today bred from a cross between 'Superstition' and 'Raven's Roost'. Excellent growth habit and light fragrance. Winner of the Dykes Medal in 1996. Divide every two to three years just after blooming. Trim the foliage back to a third and plant the rhizomes at or just below soil level. Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens.
Dry rocky places.
||Primary Bloom Colour||Black
||Secondary Bloom Colour||Purple
||Bloom Time||Early Summer
||Foliage Colour||Bluish Green
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Recommended Companion Plants:
Geranium phaeum "'Samobor'"
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