Intermediate Bearded Iris (Iris 'Dark Forces') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Richard Tasco
Year Of Registration: 2007
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2007
Seedling Number: 01-IB-41-13
Classification: Intermediate Bearded (IB)
Registered Height: 23 inches (58 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Black
Violet
Flower Patterns: Bitone
Bloom Color Description: Dark red violet standards; velvety black falls
Beard Color: Red orange, very slight violet end
Style Arm Color: Plum purple midrib flanked by creamy white, light amber edge
Fragrance: Sweet
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2010

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
Fragrant
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Parentage: Romantic Evening X Minidragon

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Hanover 2017 Iris Parade by Misawa77 May 9, 2017 1:55 PM 121
Bloom Season 2017 by shizen Mar 29, 2018 1:09 PM 3,789
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Blooms for 2015 in Hanover PA - Summer/Spring by Misawa77 Aug 7, 2015 7:05 PM 100
Did you get a box? by Misawa77 Nov 23, 2015 9:30 AM 1,507
I just ordered........ by Paul2032 Feb 22, 2015 9:15 AM 99
First Buys of 2015 by Lestv Mar 4, 2015 1:36 PM 587
Tasco on Tasco by Misawa77 Jun 20, 2016 4:56 PM 289
What Tasco irises do you have? What did you plant this year, Wish list? by tveguy3 Dec 23, 2014 7:58 PM 78
What's on your wish list so far? by tveguy3 Jan 6, 2015 3:29 PM 434
Beautiful Beards.....some close-ups. by Paul2032 Jun 11, 2014 10:48 AM 219
Jo Anns iris by ge1836 Jun 5, 2014 7:58 AM 76
Some of your favorite Purple or Violet irises by tveguy3 May 3, 2014 4:51 PM 365
Let's get this show on the road! by tveguy3 May 25, 2014 2:08 PM 1,561
SDB Pictures by ARUBA1334 Jun 26, 2016 2:58 PM 60
What is your DARK colored iris by irisloverdee Sep 1, 2012 9:33 AM 48
Keith Keppel Iris by Paul2032 Sep 16, 2012 10:27 AM 103
Partial sales list by irisloverdee Aug 8, 2012 11:19 AM 10

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