Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Paul Black
Year Of Registration: 2009
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2009
Seedling Number: O247C
Classification: Intermediate Bearded (IB)
Registered Height: 25 inches (64 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid Late
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Black
Violet
Flower Patterns: Neglecta
Bloom Color Description: Dark blue purple standards; black falls, narrow blue purple edge and subdued violet white rays around beards
Beard Color: Violet tipped greyed orange in throat, light greyed yellow in middle, white at end
Style Arm Color: Dark inky blue black
Foliage: Purple Based
Fragrance: Pronounced
Spicy
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2011
Award of Merit: 2013
Hans and Jacob Sass Medal: 2016
Fred and Barbara Walther Cup: 2011

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
Ploidy: Unbalanced Tetraploid
Parentage: Ocean Depths X Wish Upon a Star
Child plants: 2 child plants

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Common names
  • Intermediate Bearded Iris
  • Iris

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Location: My garden, Sweden
Date: May 2018
First year bloom of a faboulus iris
Location: Philo, California
Date: 2018-04-22
Location: Menton, France
Date: 2018-04-28
Location: My garden, Sweden
Date: May 2018
Location: Philo, California
Date: 2017-04-29
Location: Santa Cruz Mountains, California
Date: 4-9-2021
Location: My Gardens
Date: May 18, 2018
Close Up View In Overcast Lighting
Location: Lundby, Denmark, EU
Date: 2019-06-02
Overcast
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2012-05-04
In my garden............tree pollen on falls
Location: Mid-America Gardens near Salem, OR
Date: 2011-05-20
Location: Russia, Krasnodar region, Novokubansk
Date: 2021-05-13
Location: Menton, France
Date: 2018-04-30
Photo by Brock
Photo by Misawa77
Photo by MaryDurtschi
Location: Russia, Krasnodar region, Novokubansk
Date: 2022-05-10
Location: Menton, France
Date: 2018-04-27
Clumping nicely in its first year.
Location: Philo, California
Date: 2018-04-22

Date: 2013-05-17
Photo by MaryDurtschi
Location: Mid-America Gardens near Salem, OR
Date: 2011-05-23
Photo by Misawa77
Photo by Misawa77
Location: Whitesboro, TX
Date: 2017-05-24
Image courtesy of The Shady Spot Iris. All rights reserved.
Photo by MaryDurtschi
Location: Detroit Zoo Iris Garden 2013
Date: 2013-05-29
Photo courtesy of: Maia C
Photo by Betja
Photo by Paul2032
Location: Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington, ON, Canada
Date: 2014-06-05
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2012-05-04
In my garden
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2011-05-27
Photo by Misawa77
Location: Mid-America Gardens near Salem, OR
Date: 2011-05-20
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2011-05-17
Location: Mid-America Gardens near Salem, OR
Date: 2011-05-20
Location: Mid-America Gardens near Salem, OR
Date: 2011-05-20
Location: Superstitions Garden In California
Date: 2012-04-30
Photo by Betja
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2012-05-04
In my garden

Date: 2013-05-14

Date: 2013-05-14
Photo by Misawa77

Photo courtesy of Stout Gardens
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