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German Iris Midnight Treat

German Iris Midnight Treat

If your customers and clients are looking for something quite different for their gardens, be sure you have this amazing purple and black bitone iris to offer this year. Midnight Treat German Iris boasts extra-large 6½" blooms that feature a broad, luxuriantly ruffled form and a deep, dark, dramatic coloration. Each gorgeous bloom is made up of bright purple standards that perfectly set off nearly black falls edged in a royal purple hue. With its stylish good looks and dependable, perennializing habit, it's easy to love this award winner. Our garden pros love to see Midnight Treat either planted in clusters surrounded by lighter-hued blooms or in a single-color display, which truly catches the eye. #1 rhizomes.
  • Hardiness Zones 4-9
  • Mature Height 36 inches
  • Bloom Time Early midseason flowering. (Mid to late spring)
  • Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
  • Deer Resistant
  • Cut Flower

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Botanical Name: Iris germanica 'Midnight Treat'

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Product Details

  • Restricted States US:

    AE AK GU HI PR VI
  • Botanical Name :

    Iris germanica 'Midnight Treat'
  • Ship As :

    Bare Root
  • Size :

    #1
  • Suggested Uses:

    Borders, Bouquets, Cut Flowers, Perennializing, Showy Flowers
  • Flower Color :

    Purple, Black
  • Flower Form :

    Large 6.5" typical Iris- flowers.
  • Foliage Type :

    Herbaceous, Glaucous-green, sword-like fans of stiff upright leaves.
  • Mature Spread :

    18 - 24 inches
  • Spacing:

    24 inches

Growing Tips

  • Planting Instructions :

    Set rhizome so bottom half is below ground level. Firm well and water thoroughly. Plant where they will get at least 5 hours of sun per day.
  • Soil Moisture :

    Well drained. Quite tolerant of a wide range of soil.
  • Will Tolerate :

    Acidic Soil, Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil
  • Pruning Instructions :

    Remove spent flower stems after blooming. In late fall; cut back foliage to 6" fans. Clean plant debris before winter to prevent borers overwintering.
  • Winter Care :

    Mulch in colder climates and remove in early spring before growth starts.
  • Planting Depth :

    Set the rhizomes so bottom 1/2 is below ground-level
  • Watering Requirements :

    Average water needs. Avoid water-logged soils.
  • Fertilization Requirements :

    Once a year in the spring
  • Special Care :

    Not needed

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K. van Bourgondien times its shipments from Holland so that bulbs arrive at the proper planting time (depending on climatic conditions) for each area of North America.

We take advance reservations, and then just as soon as the crops are harvested, our staff of K. van Bourgondien experts makes an on-the-spot selection of the finest bulbs available to fill those reservations.

We will pack and ship your order based on the following schedules.


       Spring 2020 Shipping Schedule

  • Bulbs and Perennials
    Zones First Ship Date Last Order Date
    3-4 May 4, 2020 June 22, 2020
    5A March 30, 2020 June 22, 2020
    5B March 16, 2020 June 22, 2020
    6A March 9, 2020 June 22, 2020
    6B March 2, 2020 June 22, 2020
    7 February 24, 2020 June 22, 2020
    8 February 17, 2020 June 8, 2020
    9-10 February 10, 2020 June 8, 2020
  • Tropicals (Elephant Ears and Crinum)
    Zones First Ship Date Last Order Date
    3-6 April 27, 2020 June 1, 2020
    7-10 March 30, 2020 June 1, 2020
  • Hedges and Shrubs
    Zones First Ship Date Last Order Date
    3-7 April 6, 2020 June 22, 2020
    8-10 April 6, 2020 June 8, 2020

       Fall 2020 Shipping Schedule

  • Bulbs and Perennials
    Zones First Ship Date Last Order Date
    3-10 September 14, 2020 December 7, 2020
  • German Iris
    Zones First Ship Date Last Order Date
    3-6 August 10, 2020 October 26, 2020
    7 August 10, 2020 November 9, 2020
    8-10 August 17, 2020 November 9, 2020
  • Amaryllis and Paperwhites
    Zones First Ship Date Last Order Date
    3-10 October 5, 2020 December 21, 2020
  • Fall Crocus & Colchicum
    Zones First Ship Date Last Order Date
    3-7A August 10, 2020 October 12, 2020
    7B-10 August 17, 2020 October 12, 2020


In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your orders via USPS or FedEx.

Shipping Note:

Orders for gift certificates will be shipped immediately.

Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship any plant items from late June through August. General merchandise will be shipped with your plant order.

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Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48 contiguous states.


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