Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Sterling Innerst
Year Of Registration: 1988
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1989
Seedling Number: 2333-10
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 36 inches (91 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Flower Form: Tailored
Bloom Color Classification: Black
Flower Patterns: Self
Bloom Color Description: Black
Beard Color: Black, tipped bronze
Fragrance: Slight
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1991
Award of Merit: 1993
John C. Wister Medal: 1995
Dykes Memorial Medal: 1996
President's Cup: 1995

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: Superstition X Raven's Roost
Child plants: 34 child plants

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Common names
  • Iris
  • Tall Bearded Iris

Comments:
  • Posted by KentPfeiffer (Southeast Nebraska - Zone 5b) on Mar 22, 2012 10:03 AM concerning plant:
    Very nice black iris, well deserving of the Dykes Medal. Good grower and reliable bloomer.

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