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May 28, 2020 8:12 PM CST
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Name: Mary
Tennessee (Zone 7a)
Bee Lover Peonies Native Plants and Wildflowers Irises Keeps Goats Dog Lover
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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.
May 29, 2020 8:25 AM CST
Name: Jerry
New Jersey (Zone 6a)
'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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May 29, 2020 7:28 PM CST
Name: Jane H.
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Birds Region: Kentucky Clematis Daylilies Irises Region: United States of America
Thumb of 2020-05-30/janielouy/516ed7 Ghost Train
Thumb of 2020-05-30/janielouy/e10f4a Here Comes The Night
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.
May 29, 2020 7:45 PM CST
Name: Jane H.
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Birds Region: Kentucky Clematis Daylilies Irises Region: United States of America
I checked and Ghost Train is indeed a Schreiner's iris! It is a beauty.
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May 30, 2020 2:26 AM CST
Name: Grace
MA 6a? 5b? :) Depends on the (Zone 6a)
I love the pics! What is the iris on the far left in Ghost Train pic? Thanks
May 30, 2020 6:45 AM CST
Name: Jane H.
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Birds Region: Kentucky Clematis Daylilies Irises Region: United States of America
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.
May 30, 2020 1:13 PM CST
Name: Timothy
NE Oregon (Zone 7b)
coupla more of Schreinerian blacks that i like and have grown in the past: ............


Black is Black
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Fade to Black
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Raven Girl
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Jun 2, 2020 10:23 PM CST
Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
Irises Butterflies Bee Lover Bulbs Cat Lover Region: Nebraska
Photo Contest Winner 2023
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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Jun 12, 2020 10:54 AM CST
Name: Ivor
Middletown, DE (Zone 7a)
Garden Photography Cat Lover Fruit Growers Irises Keeper of Koi Peonies
Ponds Region: Delaware Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
My favorite this year was Black is Black. It was very vigorous and had multiple blooms. Prior year favorite was Old Black Magic.
Jun 12, 2020 5:10 PM CST
Oklahoma (Zone 7a)
Keeps Horses Irises Region: Oklahoma Keeper of Poultry Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2016
I vote Ghost Train! Loved mine!
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