Iris 'Black Gamecock'
Common name: Louisiana Iris.
Zones 3 to 9.
Full sun to part shade.
Plants reach 24 to 36 inches tall and 24 inches wide;
Growth rate: Rapid.
This native cultivar has huge 4 to 6 inch blossoms that open flat to display velvety deep purple flowers with the narrowest gold signal on each petal. Bloom time varies by climate, but typically ranges from late spring into midsummer. Louisiana Irises typically bloom after both Siberian and Tall Bearded Irises have finished blooming for the season.
American Iris Society Award of Merit 1986
American Iris Society Honorable Mention 1982
American Iris Society Mary Swords DeBallion Medal (highest honor for a Louisiana Iris) 1989