Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris (Iris 'Black Bit') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Alta Brown
Year Of Registration: 1968
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1969
Seedling Number: D 704-1
Classification: Standard Dwarf Bearded (SDB)
Registered Height: 11 inches (28 cm)
Bloom Season: Early
Bloom Color Classification: Wine
Flower Patterns: Bitone
Bloom Color Description: Deepest red black standards; deepest sooty red black falls, slightly lighter at edges
Beard Color: Red black

General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Flowers: Showy
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Parentage: Black Baby X Lilli-Var
Child plants: 2 child plants

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