Louisiana Iris (Iris 'Black Gamecock') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Frank Chowning
Year Of Registration: 1978
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1980
Seedling Number: FC77-12
Classification: Louisiana
Registered Height: 24 inches (61 cm)
Bloom Season: Late
Bloom Color Classification: Purple
Bloom Color Description: Blue black, narrow gold line signals
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1982
Award of Merit: 1986
Mary Swords Deballion Medal: 1989

General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Flowers: Showy
Underground structures: Rhizome
Parentage: Parentage unknown
Child plants: 15 child plants

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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2012-06-02
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Location: Belmont garden - full sunDate: 2015-06-16
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Location: My garden near Lincoln UKDate: 2010-07-02It has grown very quickly in a shallow 'bog' part of my pond.  It
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Location: Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaDate: 2011-06-07
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Location: z6a MA, My GardenDate: 2012-06-11With LI Sinfonietta
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Location: Belmont garden - full sunDate: 2015-06-16
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Location: Lewisburg, PaDate: 2020-06-09Louisiana Black Gamecock
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Date: 2012-06-18
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Location: Central Kansas (Zone 6b)Date: 2016-05-30
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2012-06-03Reverse
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Location: z6a MA, My GardenDate: 2012-07-23Enormous bee pod
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Location: Central Kansas (Zone 6b)Date: 2016-05-30
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Location: Del Norte Calif amongst the redwoods in my pondDate: 2015-0-12Black Gamecock Deep Purple Louisiana Iris growing in a pond
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Location: Central Kansas (Zone 6b)Date: 2016-05-30
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Plant Events from our members
piksihk On March 26, 2020 Bloomed
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piksihk On May 25, 2015 Obtained plant
6 plants from Teresa B.
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Lalambchop1 On September 8, 2018 Miscellaneous Event
Continuing to collect seeds.
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