Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris (Iris 'Dark Crystal') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Monty Byers
Year Of Registration: 1987
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1988
Seedling Number: E34-102
Classification: Standard Dwarf Bearded (SDB)
Registered Height: 12 inches (30 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Rebloom
Rebloom by Zone: Known To Rebloom Zone 6:-10° to 0°
Known To Rebloom Zone 7: 0°-10°
Known To Rebloom Zone 8: 10° to 20°
Bloom Color Classification: Black
Purple
Flower Patterns: Bitone
Bloom Color Description: Deep wine purple standards; wine black falls
Beard Color: Medium blue violet
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1992

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
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Parentage: Third World X Jewel Baby
Child plants: 2 child plants

Fall rebloom.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Season 2020 by shizen Oct 24, 2020 3:43 AM 1,568
Monty Byers - What a run he had. How many Byers irises do you have? by UndyingLight May 15, 2019 6:52 AM 16
Nothin' Could Be Finer Than to Be In Carolina - 2019 blooms by Lestv Jan 21, 2020 11:52 PM 789
What Historics are you growing/best growers? by UndyingLight Aug 29, 2019 8:38 PM 121
How about the little ones? by janwax May 22, 2019 6:51 PM 315
Blooms 2019 by cliftoncat Mar 11, 2020 9:12 PM 2,568
How many varieties of iris do you grow? by TBMan Sep 10, 2020 6:59 AM 98
which purples make you drool? by DaisyDo May 23, 2020 12:08 AM 73
It started in Illinois! by crowrita1 Jul 18, 2018 4:05 AM 215
Carolina Show and Tell - 2018 by Lestv Mar 17, 2019 3:34 PM 1,719
"Thrivers" -- 2018 by TBMan Nov 7, 2018 1:09 PM 115
Blooms 2018 by cliftoncat Jan 2, 2019 4:17 PM 2,872
Bonus acorns for iris pictures by KentPfeiffer May 31, 2019 9:42 AM 42
My Bloomers are showing too! by tveguy3 Nov 1, 2017 9:30 PM 943
Carolina Iris season 2017 - Let the blooms begin! by Lestv Feb 2, 2018 10:00 PM 1,503
"Goners" 2017 by UndertheSun Jan 12, 2018 10:49 AM 932
Bloom Season 2017 by shizen Mar 29, 2018 1:09 PM 3,789
Roll call 2016 by Cuzz4short Jun 28, 2019 2:47 PM 553
A New Bloom Season starts! by tveguy3 Jun 28, 2016 2:20 PM 310
SUPER FREAK - Chimeras and other oddities by enidcandles Dec 21, 2017 1:16 PM 227

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