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German Iris Raven Girl

German Iris Raven Girl

Finally… a true jet-black iris! Award-winning Raven Girl produces abundant blooms of the highest-caliber black that feature exuberant ruffles and a fine fragrance. They appear in the landscape during the mid to late growing season and provide enough for your customers to share with friends, family and neighbors. In fact, each sturdy, 37-29" stem bears an amazing 8-12 buds! Raven Girl creates a rich, floriferous (and highly dramatic) display at the back of a sunny border, in a cutting garden or as a large mass planting. The blooms are impressive in form and hue, and fragrant, too. Deer won't bother this (or any) German Iris in the garden.
  • Hardiness Zones 3-9
  • Mature Height 37 - 39 inches
  • Bloom Time Mid to late spring
  • Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade

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Botanical Name: Iris germanica 'Raven Girl'

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Product Details

  • Restricted States US:

    AE AK GU HI PR
  • Botanical Name :

    Iris germanica 'Raven Girl'
  • Ship As :

    Bare Root
  • Size :

    NO.1
  • Suggested Uses:

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

    black
  • Flower Form :

    Flowers are heavily ruffled.
  • Foliage Type :

    Glaucous-green, sword-like fans of stiff upright leaves with some dying back in colder climates in winter.
  • Mature Spread :

    18 - 24 inches
  • Spacing:

    15 - 18 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 preferred. Quite tolerant of a wide range of soils.
  • 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 rhizome so bottom half is below ground level.
  • Watering Requirements :

    Average water needs. Water regularly, do not overwater
  • Fertilization Requirements :

    Once or twice per year. In spring and summer.
  • Special Care :

    Not needed

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Shipping Information

K. Van Bourgondien & Sons, Inc. 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 & Sons, Inc. 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.


       Fall 2018 Shipping Schedule

  • Bulbs and Perennials
    Zones First day to ship Last day to order
    All 9/17/2018 12/10/2018

  • Iris
    Zones First day to ship Last day to order
    1A 8/13/2018 10/15/2018
    1B 8/13/2018 10/15/2018
    2A 8/13/2018 10/15/2018
    2B 8/13/2018 10/15/2018
    3A 8/13/2018 10/15/2018
    3B 8/13/2018 10/15/2018
    4A 8/13/2018 10/15/2018
    4B 8/13/2018 10/15/2018
    5A 8/13/2018 10/15/2018
    5B 8/13/2018 10/15/2018
    6A 8/13/2018 10/15/2018
    6B 8/13/2018 10/15/2018
    7A 8/13/2018 10/15/2018
    7B 8/20/2018 10/15/2018
    8A 8/20/2018 10/15/2018
    8B 8/20/2018 10/15/2018
    9A 8/20/2018 10/15/2018
    9B 8/20/2018 10/15/2018
    10A 8/20/2018 10/15/2018
    10B 8/20/2018 10/15/2018

  • Amaryllis and Paperwhites
    Zones First day to ship Last day to order
    All Zones 10/8/2018 12/24/2018


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.

The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.

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


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