All Night Long' Bearded Iris, ( RHIZOME) Iris Germanica, Perennial Bareroot Plant
BAREROOT,- Black Bearded Iris
Unlike most spring bulbs, bearded iris don't require a period of cold to produce blossoms, making them perfect for areas with mild winters. They are also extremely drought tolerant, good for areas with little or no summer rains.
Bearded irises are not actually bulbs, but rhizomes, a kind of thick brown root. Hardy in zones 3-10, the rhizomes need plenty of sun to bloom well and regularly. They do best in well drained soil, but will tolerate less drainage in drier areas.
vibrant blue-blacks, purple-blacks, and even red-blacks. flowers that incredibly bloom nearly continuously from late spring into fall. Its sweetly fragrant blossoms are excellent cut.
Iris should be planted so the tops of the rhizomes are exposed and the roots are spread out facing downward in the soil. In very light soils or in extremely hot climates, covering the rhizome with 1 inch of soil may be desirable. Firm the soil around each rhizome and then water to help settle the soil.