Irises forum: Black Iris

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pugsmom76
Jun 7, 2014 5:46 AM CST
I love this iris it is one of the only ones that bloomed this year. Our winter was very hard on a lot of my plants this year. I lost a few.


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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
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Hemlady
Jun 7, 2014 6:49 AM CST
Welcome! Pugsmom76.

I have a black iris too. Do you know what the name of yours is??
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Paul2032
Jun 7, 2014 7:01 AM CST
Welcome Pugsmom......that is a nice black iris.
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DaveinPA
Jun 7, 2014 7:11 AM CST
Welcome, Pugsmom. Maybe Night Ruler? Mine did not bloom this year.
Name: Leslie
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Lestv
Jun 7, 2014 8:34 AM CST
Welcome! I have a couple black iris too, but not as dark as yours!
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Muddymitts
Jun 7, 2014 8:36 AM CST
Most of us have suffered losses in blooms and rhizomes this year/winter. It was a bad winter, followed by a bad spring.

Welcome! Green Grin!
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tveguy3
Jun 7, 2014 10:41 AM CST
Welcome! Pugsmom, nice black one.
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Jun 7, 2014 11:22 AM CST
Our SDB Black Lightning bloomed this year. Might as well collect the little guys also. From Canada.
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Name: Leslie
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Lestv
Jun 7, 2014 12:55 PM CST
Lucy - I love that little guy!! Thumbs up
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Henhouse
Jun 7, 2014 1:26 PM CST
The only black I have is 'Hello Darkness'. It's got beautiful flowers, but is a weak grower for me. Nice to see one that is a survivor of harsher conditions than we have.
Love 'Black Lightning'!
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tveguy3
Jun 7, 2014 6:13 PM CST
Black lightning is awesome!
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crowrita1
Jun 7, 2014 7:13 PM CST
I see some "Black Lightning"in my future Thumbs up ...Arlyn
Name: Lucy
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irisarian
Jun 7, 2014 7:23 PM CST
It sometimes gets a bit tall, but wonderful flowers & that color early in the year.
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stetchworth
Jun 8, 2014 4:30 AM CST
Love that Black Lightning. Lovey dubby
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Muddymitts
Jun 8, 2014 7:21 AM CST
I agree I agree I agree
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Name: Susan
Keenesburg, Colorado (Zone 5a)
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MileHighGardner
Jun 8, 2014 7:28 AM CST
I had one black iris bloom this year: Ghost Train. Black Suited didn't show this Spring. GT is beautiful. It bloomed for over two weeks.
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Jun 8, 2014 8:15 AM CST
This Black is Superstition

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There is another one just barely open and I think its a different variety.
Name: Lucy
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irisarian
Jun 8, 2014 1:33 PM CST
Superstition is in the ancestry of many blacks. A very reliable iris itself.

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UndertheSun
Jun 8, 2014 2:41 PM CST
Welcome! Pugsmom! I tip my hat to you.

Black is my favorite color, so I love black irises! Thumbs up
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grannysgarden
Jun 9, 2014 8:44 AM CST
Hello Pugsmom. I quested after a black iris for about five years buying ones that were described as black. All that I bought turned out to be shades of purple, reds or blues. I liked some of them and gave the rest away. I got in a miff about misnaming the color of irises and would not buy any more described as black. It is like my quest for a true blue...... most are shades of purple. The picture you posted looks really black. Does it have a name?.......here I go again....
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