Also known as Iris chrysographes 'Black Knight' and 'Black Coloured'. Deepest Purple which is virtually indistinguishable from black. Beautiful and a real talking point.
Iris chysographes comes from the meadows and marshes of the Far East.
Happy in most soils, including damp.
Iris: Named after the goddess of the rainbow, probably because of the variety of brilliant flower colours. Irises were traditionally a symbol of power and much used in heraldry, being the symbol of the kings of France. They had a variety of medicinal uses, and orris root was important in perfumary. Irises grow in a variety of habitats, some in baking hot sun and others in water.