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
Ploidy: Amphidiploid
Parentage: Devil Baby X Panther
Child plants: 13 child plants

Common names
  • Iris
  • Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris

Photo Gallery
Location: My garden in southeast Nebraska
Date: 2015-04-27
Uploaded by Dachsylady86
Location: Lundby, Denmark, EU
Date: 2022-05-17
Full sun
Location: Mid-America Garden
Date: 2016-04-11
Location: My garden in southeast Nebraska
Date: 2015-04-26
Uploaded by KentPfeiffer
Location: Keith Keppel's garden in Salem, OR.
Date: 2011-05-21
Location: My garden in southeast Nebraska
Date: 2013-05-19

Photo courtesy of Keith Keppel Irises
Location: My garden in southeast Nebraska
Date: 2014-05-05

Photo courtesy of Iris Sisters Farm, used with permission
Location: My garden in southeast Nebraska
Date: 2013-05-17

Photo courtesy of Stout Gardens

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