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Companion plants - black iris and dainty bess/p. Pearl?

Posted by vettin z6b Northern VA (My Page) on
Sat, May 14, 11 at 7:12

Likely to add hosted, bluebells, a blue buddelia, Iris I germanica, and others as companions. Came across black iris. Garish or complimentary?

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RE: Companion plants - black iris and dainty bess/p. Pearl?

  • Posted by annabeth Zone 8 No Cal inland (My Page) on
    Sat, May 14, 11 at 11:04

By p. Pearl in your headline, I think you mean Poulsen's Pearl?

Assuming that, I think that black iris would look GOOD. I have both Dainty Bess and Poulsen's Pearl and I can envision that combo. Are your black irises deep, deep royal purple or are they a deep, deep burgundy? I love the combo of blackish flowers with light pink whichever black they are (although, my favorite combo with the deep burgundy is apricot-colored roses). But, I do believe that the lighter pink of either of those roses as a backdrop would make the black irises stand out very nicely.


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