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

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Keith Keppel
Year Of Registration: 2010
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2011
Seedling Number: 04-1H
Classification: Standard Dwarf Bearded (SDB)
Registered Height: 11 inches (28 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid Late
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Black
Bloom Color Description: Purplish black standards; velvety purple black falls
Beard Color: Dull yellow, purple tipped blackish brown at end
Style Arm Color: Blackish purple
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2013
Award of Merit: 2016

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: Devil Baby X Panther
Child plants: 7 child plants

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Comments:
Posted by KentPfeiffer (Southeast Nebraska - Zone 5b) on Mar 22, 2012 7:52 PM

The darkest SDB I've seen.

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