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

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Thomas Johnson
Year Of Registration: 2002
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2003
Seedling Number: R103A
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 42 inches (107 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid Late
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Violet
Flower Patterns: Self
Bloom Color Description: Medium dark purple blue
Beard Color: Dark orange
Fragrance: Pronounced
Spicy
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2005
Award of Merit: 2007
John C. Wister Medal: 2009
Dykes Memorial Medal: 2010
Franklin Cook Memorial Cup: 2004
Fred and Barbara Walther Cup: 2005

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
Parentage: Tom Johnson X Star Fleet
Child plants: 45 child plants

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Comments:
Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Oct 16, 2011 10:15 AM

The color on this purple iris is just incredible: a glowing saturated purple. The beards are a striking orange. I have other purple irises in my garden but none with this color combo. The contrast between the purple and orange makes the flower just jump out at you so it becomes very noticeable. It is my favorite purple and one of my top 5 favorite irises. A good no fuss grower in my garden and a good increaser.

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