Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Sterling Innerst
Year Of Registration: 1999
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2000
Seedling Number: 4736-1
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 36 inches (91 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid Late
Flower Form: Tailored
Bloom Color Classification: Black
Flower Patterns: Self
Bloom Color Description: Black
Beard Color: Black
Fragrance: Slight
Musky
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2003

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: Before the Storm X Black Tie Affair
Child plants: 4 child plants

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Common names
  • Tall Bearded Iris
  • Iris

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Location: Melbourne, Australia
Date: 2017-10-28
Location: Russia, Krasnodarskij Kraj
Date: 2017-05-17
Photo by Betja
Location: Northern Germany
Date: 2023-05-30
Location: Russia, Krasnodarskij Kraj
Date: 2017-05-22
Location: Chino Valley Arizona
Date: 2022-05-08
Location: Chino Valley Arizona
Date: 2022-05-16

Photo 5/23/10
Location: Whitesboro, TX
Image courtesy of The Shady Spot Iris. All rights reserved.
Location: My Gardens
Date: June 7, 2014
Close Up In Early Morning Sunlight
Location: My Garden - Delphi, Indiana
Location: Bristol, VA
Date: 2020-05-19
Photo by Betja
Location: Russia, Krasnodarskij Kraj
Date: 2017-05-19
Location: My Gardens
Date: May 31, 2014
Early Morning Shade

Photo courtesy of Sutton's Iris Gardens
Location: My Gardens
Date: May 23, 2010
From The Late Hybridizer Sterling Innerst
Location: Cisco, Tx 
Date: 2019-05-08
Location: My Gardens
Date: June 1, 2013
Photo In Overcast Conditions
Location: My garden in southeast Nebraska
Date: 2013-05-26
Location: My Gardens
Date: May 23, 2010
Always Welcome
Location: Cisco, Tx 
Date: 2019-05-08
Location: Whitesboro, TX
Image courtesy of The Shady Spot Iris. All rights reserved.
Location: Pleasants Valley Iris Farm, Vacaville CA
Date: 2010-03-06
Photo by KentPfeiffer
Location: My Gardens
Date: June 1, 2013
In Overcast Conditions
Location: Tamberg garden, Berlin, Germany 
Date: 2023-06-05
Location: Tamberg garden, Berlin, Germany 
Date: 2023-06-05

Photo courtesy of Blue J Iris Used with permission.
Location: Chailey Iris Garden, East Sussex, UK.
Date: 2022-06-11
Location: Tamberg garden, Berlin, Germany 
Date: 2023-06-05
Location: my front yard
Date: 2012-05-19
Location: My garden in southeast Nebraska
Date: 2013-06-04
Location: Chailey Iris Garden, East Sussex, UK.
Date: 2022-06-11
Location: My garden in southeast Nebraska
Date: 2012-05-06
Location: My garden in southeast Nebraska
Date: 2014-05-25
Location: My garden in southeast Nebraska
Date: 2011-5-29
Photo by Misawa77
Location: Poilly-Lez-Gien France
"Photo courtesy of Cayeux Iris. Used with permission."
Location: My Garden, Arvada, Colorado
Date: june
purchased at Iris4u in Denver
Location: My garden in southeast Nebraska
Date: 2012-05-06
Location: schreiner's
Date: 2018-05-23
Location: schreiner's
Date: 2018-05-23
Location: schreiner's
Date: 2018-05-23
Location: My garden in southeast Nebraska
Date: 2014-05-25

Photo courtesy of Pleasants Valley Iris Farm
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Location: My garden in southeast Nebraska
Date: 2010-05-25
Location: schreiner's
Date: 2018-05-23
Photo by Betja
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Comments:
  • Posted by TBGDN (Indiana - Zone 5a) on Sep 15, 2013 8:22 PM concerning plant:
    One of the best black irises available! It not only has a great dark color, but also grows, blooms, and increases well in spite of severe winters. It also endures blistering heat and humidity here in the summer months. Definitely a winner!
  • Posted by KentPfeiffer (Southeast Nebraska - Zone 5b) on Mar 22, 2012 10:12 AM concerning plant:
    Until recently, I considered this to be the best black TB. It may now be surpassed by more heavily ruffled recent introductions like Black Is Black.
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