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Iris x louisiana 'Black Gamecock'

Louisiana Iris

Plant Type:


Iris x louisiana 'Black Gamecock' - Purple-black velvety flowers may reach 6 inches in diameter on this exceptional cultivar demonstrating true hybrid vigor. Golden yellow signals while drawing the eye contrast with the overall color making it appear even darker. It's a beautiful thing when placed stream side, at the edge of a pond but is equally at home in the open garden in any reasonably good soil that retains moisture between rains. Late June into July bloom in the north. Some afternoon shade is welcome in the south. Established pot grown plant from division.


48-60 in


18-24 in


Black Purple


(4b?)5 to 10
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Characteristics and Attributes for Iris x louisiana 'Black Gamecock'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring / Early Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / into Autumn

Autumn Interest

  • Fruit / Berries / Seed Heads

Nature Attraction

  • Deer Resistant


  • Full Sun


  • Border
  • Edging
  • Accent
  • Natural Garden
  • Massing
  • Pond, Bog, Wetland
  • Cottage Garden

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast


  • Wet
  • Moist
  • Fertile
  • Draining


  • Garden Origin

Propagated By

  • Division

Genus Overview: Iris

Common Name: Iris

From small woodland species and tiny forms happy in a sunny trough to those that stretch to one's waist and higher irises are among the most beautiful and unique of herbaceous perennials. They come in an amazing array of colors with fans of foliage that provide textural contrast to other garden denizens long after the flowers have passed. None that we carry are especially common. All are beautiful in the full sun border with many adaptable to pond's edge. They want a home! Pot grown division unless otherwise indicated.