Intermediate Bearded Iris (Iris 'Devil May Care') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Paul Black
Year Of Registration: 2000
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2000
Seedling Number: C108H
Classification: Intermediate Bearded (IB)
Registered Height: 22 inches (56 cm)
Bloom Season: Late
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Black
Purple
Flower Patterns: Bitone
Bloom Color Description: Dark purplish black standards; black falls
Beard Color: Orange
Style Arm Color: Dark purplish black
Fragrance: Pronounced
Sweet
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2002
Award of Merit: 2006
Hans and Jacob Sass Medal: 2009

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: 91260A: (85319B: (Gentle Air x (B80-20: (Concord Touch x Daisy) x Soft Air)) x 88267A: ((Caesura x (Betsey Boo x (Antique Satin x Encanto))) x (Gigglepot x Oriental Blush))) X Tom Johnson

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Comments:
Posted by Australis (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia - Zone 10b) on Oct 21, 2018 11:45 PM

Whilst this cultivar appears near-black in photos, in person I find it to be a very dark purple and much nicer than the photos suggest.

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Posted by Deebie (midstate South Carolina - Zone 8a) on Nov 20, 2018 2:28 PM

I love the contrasting orange beard on this beautiful dark purple iris. It grows and multiplies well in my zone 8a SC garden.

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Plant Events from our members
Calif_Sue On April 16, 2016 Bloomed
Lilydaydreamer On May 7, 2015 Miscellaneous Event
Divided
Zencat On May 6, 2017 Bloomed
Zencat On May 6, 2016 Bloomed
Zencat On July 11, 2015 Obtained plant
Meredith79 On June 3, 2017 Bloomed
Meredith79 On August 24, 2016 Miscellaneous Event
Planted
Meredith79 On August 11, 2016 Obtained plant
Australis From September 29, 2020 to October 16, 2020 Bloomed
Australis On May 2, 2020 Transplanted
Moved to a different location in the garden bed.
Australis From October 8, 2018 to October 26, 2018 Bloomed
Australis On December 30, 2017 Transplanted
Moved to another spot in the garden to make space for new acquisitions.
Australis On December 3, 2016 Obtained plant
Generously given to me by a fellow NGA member.
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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Pretty by Bonehead Nov 6, 2016 3:54 PM 1
Robin's Seedlings 2020 by Totally_Amazing Nov 27, 2020 12:22 AM 35
Season 2020 by shizen Nov 27, 2020 9:36 PM 1,678
Would love to see photos of your "black" iris! by cinvasko Feb 2, 2020 4:59 PM 15
favorite iris by irisarian Jul 1, 2019 1:14 AM 24
Bi-color beards ? by meddjay Mar 25, 2020 1:45 PM 13
Blooms 2019 by cliftoncat Mar 11, 2020 9:12 PM 2,568
The Best for Less by Polymerous Jan 2, 2019 3:45 PM 14
Your Favorite Black Iris by urania1 Jan 19, 2020 10:59 PM 37
Carolina Show and Tell - 2018 by Lestv Mar 17, 2019 3:34 PM 1,719
"Thrivers" -- 2018 by TBMan Nov 7, 2018 1:09 PM 115
Blooms 2018 by cliftoncat Jan 2, 2019 4:17 PM 2,872
What is your favorite iris? (that you currently own and have seen in bloom) :) by Grace_smith Dec 6, 2019 4:01 PM 92
On a deserted island by urania1 May 12, 2017 12:50 PM 27
Utah Iris Season 2017 by Zencat Nov 1, 2017 10:24 AM 521
Best Beards! by bluegrassmom Dec 21, 2017 10:50 PM 70
I got a box!!! - 2017 by Dachsylady86 Apr 27, 2018 2:59 AM 1,414
Bloom Season 2017 by shizen Mar 29, 2018 1:09 PM 3,789
Bloom Season 2016 - Part 2 by Lestv Jan 21, 2019 9:53 PM 1,323
Best Black Iris by bluegrassmom Jun 4, 2020 11:48 AM 35
Your favorites with orange beards by bluegrassmom May 4, 2016 1:45 PM 27

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