Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Black Lipstick') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Keith Keppel
Year Of Registration: 2015
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2016
Seedling Number: 09-104A
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 35 inches (89 cm)
Bloom Season: Early Mid
Flower Form: Bubble Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Black
Purple
Flower Patterns: Bitone
Bloom Color Description: Black purple standards; black falls
Beard Color: Solid dark blue
Style Arm Color: Dark purple
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2018
Fred and Barbara Walther Cup: 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
Parentage: 04-95A: (Oreo x Hello Darkness) X 01-37B: (Tangled Web x 94-54B: (90-82E: (87-91A: (((Villain x Swazi Princess) x Blackout) x (Titan's Glory x Blackout)) x 88-40A, Storm Track pollen parent) x Storm Track))

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Your top ten irises.... by evelyninthegarden Jun 15, 2020 12:28 AM 34
Your favorite iris that begin with "B" by bluegrassmom Mar 31, 2020 11:25 AM 73
West Coast Bloom Season 2019 by ARUBA1334 Mar 31, 2020 4:24 AM 290
2020 Orders by BlueFlagFan Apr 23, 2020 2:46 AM 286
Season 2020 by shizen Sep 26, 2020 2:51 AM 1,470
What Keppel 3 (or more) favorites did you see on his website? by evelyninthegarden Dec 6, 2019 8:36 AM 24
Would love to see photos of your "black" iris! by cinvasko Feb 2, 2020 4:59 PM 15
Mid-America Surplus Sale by cbunny41 Sep 23, 2019 10:47 AM 105
Bee pods...have you collected any? by evelyninthegarden May 15, 2020 7:35 PM 42
Choose 10 by DaisyDo Jul 20, 2020 12:16 PM 85
Nothin' Could Be Finer Than to Be In Carolina - 2019 blooms by Lestv Jan 21, 2020 11:52 PM 789
California Dreaming.... by evelyninthegarden Aug 10, 2020 6:20 PM 1,651
Blooms 2019 by cliftoncat Mar 11, 2020 9:12 PM 2,568
2019 Orders Already! by LizinElizabeth Jun 25, 2019 7:21 AM 833
Your 2019 order wish list by creativeclover Sep 3, 2018 9:41 AM 60
This question is directed to those who have enough dark irises to compare by DaisyDo Aug 8, 2018 6:51 PM 15
Your Best Bloomers 2018 by urania1 Jun 10, 2018 9:03 PM 59
Your Favorite Black Iris by urania1 Jan 19, 2020 10:59 PM 37
My Enchanted Garden 2018 by Dachsylady86 Mar 28, 2019 7:04 PM 716
The "Chisholm Trail " and the "Cow Town Capers" by tveguy3 Feb 27, 2019 2:46 PM 158

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