Enchanting, spooky, and quaint are the words that spring to mind when talking about Black Iris. This black-colored flower looks like a black swan among the colorful beauty of other summer- and autumn-blooming flowers. With its unusual coloring, Iris nigricans has become a popular choice among many gardeners around the globe.
Commonly known as Black Iris, Iris nigricans is a perennial member of the Iridaceae family. Coming from Jordan, this plant is spread in countries with warm climates. The distinctive feature of this plant is its dark blue or black blooms. The flowers usually have 6 lip-shaped petals with several veins. The plant can reach 14 in (35 cm) in height. Its foliage has an elongated shape and is deep green in color. Its form is narrow, and the leaves start growing from the ground, reaching the flower at the top. The blooming period typically lasts from April to May and may sometimes prolong to June.