Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Hello Darkness') in the Irises Database

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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

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
Parentage: Parentage too lengthy for this data field. See comments section for more: seedling X Midnight Dancer
Child plants: 129 child plants

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Photo gallery:
Date: 2012-05-16
By Valery33
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By avmoran
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Location: My GardensDate: May 20, 2015Cloudy, Cold & Temp 41°F!
By TBGDN
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Location: My GardensDate: May 27, 2008One Of Schreiner's Best
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Location: Santa Cruz Mountains, CaliforniaDate: 2014-04-14
By Henhouse
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Photo 5/15/10
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Location: Mariposa Iris GardenDate: 2016-05-10
By SassyCat
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Location: Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaDate: 2013-05-19
By obliqua
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By avmoran
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Photo courtesy of Pleasants Valley Iris Farm
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Date: 2003-04-28Photo courtesy of Napa Country Iris Garden
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Location: -Tasmania 2014Date: 2016-10-27
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Location: Central Texas 76844Date: April 2010
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Location: Mackinaw, ILDate: 2011-10-15Iris 'Hello Darkness' rhizome, with watch for scale.  Shows new '
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Location: iowaDate: 2008-05-29
By ARUBA1334
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Photo courtesy of Blue J Iris Used with permission.
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Location: Iowa
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Photo courtesy of Pleasants Valley Iris Farm
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Comments:
Posted by KentPfeiffer (Southeast Nebraska - Zone 5b) on Mar 22, 2012 10:02 PM

Slow grower for me.

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Posted by admin on Aug 1, 2013 11:11 AM

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

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