Irises forum→Your Favorite Schreiner Black

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Name: Mary
Tennessee (Zone 7a)
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urania1
May 28, 2020 8:12 PM CST
Out of curiosity and perhaps to a purpose, I wonder which Schreiner black iris is your favorite. I have narrowed to Schreiner because they seem to specialize in blacks.
Name: Jerry
New Jersey (Zone 6a)
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Jpari
May 29, 2020 8:25 AM CST
'Hello Darkness' does well for me and I like the depth of color. So many of the blacks show a lot of purple. It will be opening in a few days and I will try to upload a pic.




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Name: Jane H.
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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janielouy
May 29, 2020 7:28 PM CST
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I do not know if either are Schreiners irises but I love these two black ones. I won Best of Show with Ghost Train two years ago at our show and have had multiple comments on Here Comes the Night on a better picture of it on FB. Both are a little worse for wear due to late frosts. I love the buttermilk beard on Here Comes the Night. Ghost Train is a great grower.

Name: Jane H.
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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janielouy
May 29, 2020 7:45 PM CST
I checked and Ghost Train is indeed a Schreiner's iris! It is a beauty.
Name: Grace
MA 6a? 5b? :) Depends on the (Zone 6a)
Grace_smith
May 30, 2020 2:26 AM CST
I love the pics! What is the iris on the far left in Ghost Train pic? Thanks
Name: Jane H.
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Irises Birds Region: United States of America Region: Kentucky Clematis
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janielouy
May 30, 2020 6:45 AM CST
Grace:
On the left is Don't Stop Believing and to the right is Strawberry Shake. Both are beautiful pinks that bloom late. Don't Stop is really tall. Strawberry kind of leaned sideways due to weird weather but is usually very straight.
NE Oregon (Zone 7b)
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TBManOR
May 30, 2020 1:13 PM CST
coupla more of Schreinerian blacks that i like and have grown in the past: ............

Blackalicious


Black is Black
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Fade to Black
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Raven Girl
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Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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lauriemorningglory
Jun 2, 2020 10:23 PM CST
I have Dark Passion. It is really very dark purple when compared to Before the Storm, but it looks black in the garden setting. A nice iris that grows well. It occasionally flops under rain, so I am looking for alternatives.

Dark Passion:
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Name: Ivor
Middletown, DE (Zone 7a)
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Islandview
Jun 12, 2020 10:54 AM CST
My favorite this year was Black is Black. It was very vigorous and had multiple blooms. Prior year favorite was Old Black Magic.
Oklahoma (Zone 7a)
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Rebekah
Jun 12, 2020 5:10 PM CST
I vote Ghost Train! Loved mine!

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