Common Name: Iris chrysographes Black Gold
Seed Count: 10
Family: Hardy Perennial
Native of China and Myanmar, growing in meadows, stream sides, hillsides and forest margins. Tall strong stems hold sprays of darkest almost black velvety flowers which are delicately marked with golden lines. The deliciously fragrant flowers are produced in summer. Neat grey green sword like foliage. Enjoys humus rich, moist but well drained soil. Full sun to light shade. 70cm x 25cm.
Seed can be sown at any time into a good quality compost or seed raising mix. Cover the seed with quality compost or fine river sand to approximately their own depth. Natural germination will occur if kept in an unheated poly house or covered seed raising tray. Many seeds wait for Spring before emerging regardless of when they are sown so please give them a full season of growth before discarding. Germination can be quicker if kept at 15-20 Degrees C. Keep moist, but not saturated at all times.