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Sep 19, 2019 3:20 PM CST
Name: Cindy Vasko
VA (Zone 6b)
Restless with wanderlust.
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Organic Gardener Keeper of Poultry
Daydreaming for next year, and I'd love to see some of the darkest iris - blue/black, purple/black, red/black, I don't care! I think I need to get a few to balance out all my light color iris. I do love the velvety ones, so if you want to please post away! Lovey dubby
Give me land, lots of land, under starry skies above. Don't fence me in.
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Sep 19, 2019 5:03 PM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Butterflies Vegetable Grower Keeper of Poultry Irises Keeps Horses Dog Lover
Daylilies Cat Lover Region: Wisconsin Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Voltaire: "Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities,"
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Sep 19, 2019 5:17 PM CST
Los Altos, CA (Zone 9b)
Irises Region: Ukraine
I got Adriatic Noble as a door prize last year. It bloomed beautifully this spring, put out three big new fans, and one of the fans has just put out three little increases. It is a strong grower! It's not as dark as Black Lipstick, it's more a royal purple.

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I also got Royalty Remembered as a door prize last year. It's a sibling of Adriatic Noble. It also bloomed beautifully and has put out three big fans. Theoretically it's a rebloomer, but it didn't rebloom for me. It bloomed early in the season, which is nice.

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Another deep purple I got last year is Magnificent Masterpiece. I got it as a small rhizome, but it bloomed and has increased well, too, although it is not in as prime a location as the other two, which impressed me.

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Sep 19, 2019 5:49 PM CST
Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
Region: Australia Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Seed Starter
My blackest is Black Suited


Hell's Fire is my most reddish black


Navy Chant is my darkest bluish purple (with Thunderstick above it)
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Devil May Care is my favourite black.
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Sep 19, 2019 5:55 PM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Irises Region: Ukraine Garden Procrastinator Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader
Region: California Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals
I don't have any black ones, but these 3 are the closest to it, especially Ozark Rebounder.

Ozark Rebounder
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Storm Rider


Dusky Challenger
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"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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Sep 19, 2019 7:23 PM CST
Name: Cindy Vasko
VA (Zone 6b)
Restless with wanderlust.
Bee Lover Garden Photography Cat Lover Daylilies Garden Art Irises
Organic Gardener Keeper of Poultry
Such beauties! I bought Black Suited this fall and I hope it blooms next year - I can't wait to see it. But I put a few of these on the top of my want list, thank you for the great pics!
Give me land, lots of land, under starry skies above. Don't fence me in.
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Sep 19, 2019 7:41 PM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Irises Region: Ukraine Garden Procrastinator Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader
Region: California Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals
Cindy ~ Yes, Black Suited is definitely black!
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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Sep 19, 2019 10:34 PM CST
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
Dog Lover Region: California Organic Gardener Daylilies Irises Hummingbirder
Dahlias Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I was very, very happy with Black Lipstick this year. Prolific!

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Sep 20, 2019 4:21 AM CST
Name: Cindy Vasko
VA (Zone 6b)
Restless with wanderlust.
Bee Lover Garden Photography Cat Lover Daylilies Garden Art Irises
Organic Gardener Keeper of Poultry
Black Lipstick looks like it has great branching too - something I look for. Well so far I've added Black Lipstick, Devil May Care, Hell's Fire, and Adriatic Noble to my wish list. I'd like to find a few more in the red-based black range. And from the database pics Devil May Care looks insanely velvety!
Give me land, lots of land, under starry skies above. Don't fence me in.
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Sep 27, 2019 12:04 PM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Irises Region: Ukraine Garden Procrastinator Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader
Region: California Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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Sep 27, 2019 12:12 PM CST
Los Altos, CA (Zone 9b)
Irises Region: Ukraine
Bad Intentions just went on my must-have list for next year.
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Sep 27, 2019 1:11 PM CST
Name: Cindy Vasko
VA (Zone 6b)
Restless with wanderlust.
Bee Lover Garden Photography Cat Lover Daylilies Garden Art Irises
Organic Gardener Keeper of Poultry
Crimson Lights went on mine!
Give me land, lots of land, under starry skies above. Don't fence me in.
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Sep 28, 2019 4:13 AM CST
Name: Lilli
Lundby, Denmark, EU
Irises Roses Bulbs Hellebores Foliage Fan Cottage Gardener
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Seed Starter Winter Sowing Bee Lover Dog Lover Region: Europe
I'm always happy to enab... help! Big Grin
Of course I talk to myself; sometimes I need expert advice!
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Sep 28, 2019 10:11 AM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Irises Region: Ukraine Garden Procrastinator Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader
Region: California Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals
IrisLilli said:I'm always happy to enab... help! Big Grin


Yeah, right! Whistling
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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Feb 2, 2020 4:59 PM CST
Name: Daisy
close to Baltimore, MD (Zone 7a)
Amaryllis Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Maryland Organic Gardener Irises Herbs
Hellebores Growing under artificial light Container Gardener Cat Lover Garden Photography Bulbs
Black Lipstick wasn't on the 2018 TB symposium popularity poll at all in 2018. But I just got the results of the 2019 poll, and it has zoomed up from nowhere to number 50. Wow! I think that the last one that zoomed like that was Absolute Treasure. I bought it and it has turned out terrific.
-"If I can’t drain a swamp, I’ll go pull some weeds." - Charles Williams
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