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Hybridizer: Keith Keppel
Year Of Registration: 1997
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1998
Seedling Number: 91-174A
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 36 inches (91 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Flower Form: Tailored
Bloom Color Classification: Black
Flower Patterns: Self
Bloom Color Description: Black, darker than eggplant
Beard Color: Grape
Style Arm Color: Darker than port
Foliage: Purple Based
Fragrance: Slight
Sweet
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2000
Award of Merit: 2002
Fred and Barbara Walther Cup: 2000

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
Fragrant
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Parentage: 88-45C: ((Snowbrook x Blackout) x 84-93B: (82-42F: (78-79E: (Rancho Rose x 75-98B: (71-12C: (68-5A: ((Henna Stitches x (Maricopa x Chinquapin)) x Montage) x Roundup) x 71-41 F: ((Montage x April Melody) x April Melody))) x Rustic Dance) x 79-102C: (72-34A: (((Wild Ginger x Siva Siva) x (((Gene Wild x Majorette) x Rococo) x (Siva Siva x Diplomacy))) x (66-24A: ((Taholah x (Gene Wild x Majorette)) x (Siva Siva x Diplomacy)) x (High Life x 66-24H))) x Broadway))) X Before the Storm
Child plants: 16 child plants

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Common names
  • Iris
  • Tall Bearded Iris

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Location: north central Texas
Date: 2003-04-30
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Date: 2017-05-17
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Date: 2016-05-11
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Date: 2012-05-09
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Date: May, 2013
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Date: 2010-05-29
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Date: 2017-06-18
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Date: 2012-05-13
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Date: 2003-05-20
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