Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Schreiner
Year Of Registration: 1992
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1992
Seedling Number: Y 882-1
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 37 inches (94 cm)
Bloom Season: Early Mid
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Black
Flower Patterns: Self
Bloom Color Description: Purple black
Beard Color: Black
Foliage: Purple Based
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1994
Award of Merit: 1996
John C. Wister Medal: 1998
Dykes Memorial Medal: 1999
Fred and Barbara Walther Cup: 1994

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
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Parentage: R 124-4: (M 229-C: ((((Allegiance x ((Envoy sdlg. x Black Castle) x L 474-J: ((Blue Glow x Black Belle) x Storm Warning))) x Black Swan sdlg.) x Navy Strut) x (((((Black Mischief x (Black Forest x Starless Night)) x L 474-J) x Black Swan) x Matinata) x Navy Strut)) x Titan's Glory) X Midnight Dancer
Child plants: 152 child plants

Common names
  • Iris
  • Tall Bearded Iris

Photo Gallery
Location: my garden, Utah
Date: 2018-05-21
Location: Tamberg garden, Berlin, Germany
Date: 2022-06-09
Location: My Garden, Utah
Date: 2014-05-26
in strong mid-day sun

Date: 2012-05-16
Location: Concord, MA
Date: 2016-05-31
Location: My Gardens
Date: May 20, 2015
Cloudy, Cold & Temp 41°F!
Photo by avmoran
Location: Santa Cruz, California
Date: 2017-05-19
Location: Concord, MA
Date: 2016-05-31
Location: Concord, MA
Date: 2016-05-29
Location: Vancouver,  WA 
Date: 2018-05-20
5 20 2018
Location: My Gardens
Date: May 27, 2008
One Of Schreiner's Best
Location: Santa Cruz Mountains, California
Date: 2014-04-14

Photo 5/15/10

Photo 5/15/10
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Date: 2013-05-19
Location: Cisco, Tx 
Date: 2021-05-10
Location: Mariposa Iris Garden
Date: 2016-05-10
Location: Sass Memorial Garden near Ashland, Nebraska
Date: 2010-05-21
Location: Schreiner's Gardens near Salem, OR
Date: 2015-05-14

Date: 2003-04-28
Photo courtesy of Napa Country Iris Garden
Location: -Tasmania 2014
Date: 2016-10-27
Photo by Boxergirl
Location: Sass Memorial Garden near Ashland, NE
Date: 2010-05-13
Photo by avmoran

Photo courtesy of Pleasants Valley Iris Farm

Photo courtesy of Pleasants Valley Iris Farm
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Location: Powell Gardens near Kansas City, MO
Date: 2009-05-18
Location: Powell Gardens near Kansas City, MO
Date: 2009-05-18
Location: iowa
Date: 2008-05-29
Location: Mackinaw, IL
Date: 2011-10-15
Iris 'Hello Darkness' rhizome, with watch for scale.  Shows new '
Photo by Betja
Location: Iowa
Location: Central Texas 76844
Date: April 2010
Photo by philljm

Photo courtesy of Blue J Iris Used with permission.

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