Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Marky Smith
Year Of Registration: 2005
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2009
Seedling Number: 02-28D
Classification: Intermediate Bearded (IB)
Registered Height: 25 inches (64 cm)
Bloom Season: Early Mid
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Black
Flower Patterns: Plicata
Bloom Color Description: Very dark violet standards, paler at base; warm white falls, purple brown shoulders, 3/4" wide irregular blackened red violet rim stitched on inner edge, black on distal edge, long thin irregular stitches below beards
Beard Color: Grayed electric blue
Style Arm Color: Medium red violet, dark purple rib, purple-black crests
Fragrance: Pronounced
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2011

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
Ploidy: Unbalanced Tetraploid
Parentage: 99-14B: (97-25P: (Incendiary x (Chubby Cheeks x Dark Vader)) x Stormy Circle) X Keppel 88-40A, pollen parent of Storm Track

Common names
  • Intermediate Bearded Iris
  • Iris

  • Posted by KentPfeiffer (Southeast Nebraska - Zone 5b) on Mar 1, 2015 3:48 PM concerning plant:
    Absolutely beautiful, very close to a "black and white plicata".

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