Data specific to Irises (Edit)
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, Light Show sibling) X Before the Storm
Child plants: 14 child plants

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Common names
  • Iris
  • Tall Bearded Iris

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Midnight oil iris by Crawford May 2, 2016 10:20 AM 3

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