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Before The Storm

Before The Storm

Winner in 1996, Before the Storm is considered to be one of the darkest Bearded Iris with widely flaring falls. The fragrant flowers are held on 37" stems.
  • Hardiness Zones 4-9
  • Light Required Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Spread 18 - 24 inches
  • Deer Resistant
  • Height 37 inches

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Product Details

  • Botanical Name :

    Iris germanica 'Before The Storm'
  • Zones:

    4-9
  • Colors :

    Dark Purple to almost black. Very, very black!
  • Light Required :

    Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Spread :

    18 - 24 inches
  • Offer Size :

    #1 Rhizome
  • Form :

    Perennial (rhizome)
  • Height :

    37 inches
  • Spacing :

    12 - 24 inches
  • Foliage :

    Blue-green sword-shaped leaves
  • Flower Form :

    4.5-5" flowers with widely flared falls
  • Blooms :

    Mid Spring, Late Spring
  • Soil Requirements :

    Acidic Soil, Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil
  • Growth Rate :

    Fast once established.
  • Depth :

    Plant with top half of the rhizom exposed
  • Pruning :

    Cut off dead blooms. Cut back foliage to fan size in late fall. Clean up plant debris before winter to prevent borers from overwintering.

Shipping Information

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

German Irises
Zones Shipping Dates
3A - 6B 8/8/22 - 10/28/22
7A - 10B 8/22/22 - 11/11/22
Last Order Date 3A - 6B: 10/24/22
7A - 10B: 11/7/22

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