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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Common names
  • Louisiana Iris
  • Iris

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Location: Green Spring Gardens, Alexandria, Virginia
Date: 2019-06-01
Black Gamecock Louisiana iris (Iris 'Black Gamecock').
Location: Clarksville, TN
Date: 2018-05-23
Location: West Valley City, UT
Date: 2009-06-16
Location: Russia, Krasnodarskij Kraj
Date: 2019-05-29
Location: Western Kentucky
Date: 2011-08-20
Location: So.Calif
Date: 2004-2-20
Location: Belmont garden - full sun
Date: 2015-06-16
Location: Belmont garden - full sun
Date: 2015-06-16
Location: My garden near Lincoln UK
Date: 2010-07-02
It has grown very quickly in a shallow 'bog' part of my pond.  It
Location: Chapin, SC
Date: 2018-05-12
Location: Photo by Carol Bacskai; zone 5b, Yorkville, IL
Date: 2021-06-17
Photo by MargieNY
Location: zone 7b nc
Date: 2012-05-08
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2012-06-02
Photo by Tweedle_Lee_Dee
Location: Chapin, SC
Date: 2018-05-10
This clump is about 6' square.
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Date: 2011-06-07
Photo by Hamwild
Photo by DancingGenes
Location: Lewisburg, Pa
Date: 2020-06-09
Louisiana Black Gamecock
Location: Concord, NC zone 7
Date: 2017-05-01

Photo courtesy of Iris City Gardens
Location: z6a MA, My Garden
Date: 2012-06-11
With LI Sinfonietta
Location: Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2016-05-03
Zone 9b. It never gets enough water here but still pumps out the
Location: MY GARDEN
Date: 2022-05-17
BLOOMED ON 5-18-22
Location: Belmont garden - full sun
Date: 2015-06-16
Location: Belmont garden - full sun
Date: 2015-06-16
Location: Aurora, On
Date: 2015-06-19
Location: Hidden Hills CA zone 10b
Date: 2013-06-03
Photo by pinkiris
Photo by pinkiris

Date: 2015-06-01
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2012-06-03
Reverse
Location: Del Norte Calif amongst the redwoods in my pond
Date: 2015-0-12
Black Gamecock Deep Purple Louisiana Iris growing in a pond
Photo by Hamwild
Location: in my garden in Del Norte county, Ca. amongst the Redwoods
Date: 2021-07-01
Photo by MargieNY
Location: West Valley City, UT
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2012-06-02
Location: Aurora, On
Date: 2014-07-06
Interesting.
Location: Central Kansas (Zone 6b)
Date: 2016-05-30

Date: 2012-06-18

Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Western Washington
Date: 2014-06-22
Location: Gulf-coast Texas
Date: 2015-04-09
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2012-06-03
Location: Central Kansas (Zone 6b)
Date: 2016-05-30
Location: Hidden Hills CA
Date: 2013-05-02

Courtesy Gardens in the Wood of Grassy Creek
  • Uploaded by vic

Date: 2012-06-18

Date: 2012-06-18

Date: 2012-06-18
Photo by Hamwild

Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: my garden front
Location: z6a MA, My Garden
Date: 2012-07-23
Enormous bee pod
Location: Chanticleer Garden
Date: June
photo by Derek Ramsey.
Location: Central Kansas (Zone 6b)
Date: 2016-07-14
Location: Central Kansas (Zone 6b)
Date: 2016-05-30
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This is a wonderful photo....... by Paul2032 Feb 22, 2015 11:41 PM 1

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