Iris Louisiana 'Black Gamecock'

Iris Louisiana 'Black Gamecock'


Common Name: Louisiana Iris


This popular Louisiana Iris is known for exceptional vigor and huge 4 – 6" flowers. It blooms reliably and multiplies easily when sited well. An especially showy addition to a water feature garden.  


Our perennials come nestled in a 4" square CowPot with a free metal plant ID marker. Learn more about why we think CowPots are so awesome here.


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  • Features & Care

    Attracts:     Pollinators, Hummingbirds, Bees
    Resists:      Deer, Rabbits
    Zone:          4 - 10
    Height:      24" - 36"
    Width:       12" -24"
    Light:         Full / Part Sun
    Blooms:     Late Spring - MidSummer
    Flowers:    Cut
    Water:        Average needs
    Soil:            Moist, well-drained, tolerates wet soil
    Native:       Native cultivar

  • How To Plant

    CowPots are made from composted cow manure. As the pot decomposes, it feeds the roots of the plant helping it get off to great start. We like to say the perennials think they're delicious and nutritious! :-)

    You will plant the pot along with the plant! No need to put holes in the pot or remove the bottom. It decomposes faster than all other non-plastic pot options and the roots easily push through.

    Place the plant in the hole so that the top of the soil in the pot matches the soil line in the garden. Ensure that soil is pressed against the pot on all sides and the bottom. Keep the area inside and outside the pot moist (but not soggy) for 3 to 4 weeks until the plant is established. 

  • Shipping Information

    We ship to the 48 continental US states only. 

    Spring shipping begins in April and continues until temperatures make shipping prohibitive (typically late June through August). Fall shipping begins in September through mid-October. Shipping may be held up due to cold or hot temperatures, or extreme wet conditions. 

    Check to see that our email address doesn't get sent to your spam folder. Not just because we're a lot of fun to hear from, but so your shipping notification and tracking info comes through, too. :-)

  • Awards, Credits, Patents

    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

    Photo: Walters Gardens