Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Richard Tasco
Year Of Registration: 2013
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2013
Seedling Number: 06-TB-27-04
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 36 inches (91 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Black
Flower Patterns: Bicolor
Bloom Color Description: Dark shiny plum purple standards, black purple highlights toward edge; dark burgundy black falls, faint tan veins near beards
Beard Color: Dark red squirrel brown, slightly darker at end
Style Arm Color: Plum purple, light bronze edges
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2016
Award of Merit: 2018

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 9b
Flowers: Showy
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Parentage: Black Magic Woman X Drama Queen

Common names
  • Tall Bearded Iris
  • Iris

Photo Gallery
Location: Santa Cruz Mountains, California
Date: 2018-04-20
Storm Rider (Tasco '13)
Location: Philo, California
Date: 2017-04-23
Location: My garden
Date: 2019-05-29
First year bloom. In bright sun.
Location: My Garden in Janesville, WI
Date: 2014-05-31
Location: My Garden in Janesville, WI
Date: 2014-05-31
Location: Home garden
Date: 2015-04-25
Location: my yard

Photo courtesy of Stout Gardens
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: My garden
Date: 2019-05-25
Backlit by morning sun.
Location: Catheys Valley CA
Photo courtesy of Superstition Iris Gardens, posted with permissi

Image courtesy of Iris City Gardens
Location: Home garden
Date: 2015-04-17
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