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Iris chrysographes

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Black

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by Claire Davies, copyright GAP Photos (48554)

Plant details

Iris chrysographes produces small, delicate black flowers.  It is a clump forming plant, and grows well in a moist border or next to water and enjoys full sun. Give it a sunny spot in a well-drained site and it will perform wonderfully. Make sure when planting that the bulb is planted near the surface.

Family: Iridaceae

Genus: Iris

Species: chrysographes

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Black

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 45cm

Spread: 20cm

Time to divide plants: October to March

Flowering period: May to June


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