Bearded iris

Iris 'Superstition'

Bearded iris - Iris  'Superstition'

Common Name: Bearded iris
Genus: Iris
Cultivar: 'Superstition'

Category: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomatous Plants
Growth Rate: Average

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.90 m (90 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.40 m (40 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Black, Purple
Foliage Colour: Green, Grey/SilverFlowering Period: April & May

Soil Type: Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

A stunning bearded iris with dusky purple-black flowers from April to May and grey-green sword-like leaves. It looks fabulous planted in drifts in a well-drained sunny border as a complement to other blue and purple flowers or to provide a dramatic accent among paler flowers. Plant towards the middle of the border to fully appreciate the colour.

  • Garden care: Plant shallowly with the upper part of the rhizome sitting on the surface of the soil, incorporating a low nitrogen fertiliser in the planting hole. After planting, remove the upper-most third of the leaves to protect against wind-rock. In exposed areas stake with bamboo canes in early spring. Divide and replant about every three years.


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