■(TB) 'Deep Black'
, R. 1953) Seedling 9951. TB, 36" (91 cm). Late bloom. Self of "black" violet (blackish violet, Ridgway). Beard Roslyn blue (Ridgway). 'Black Forest'
x (seedling 7847: ('Captain Wells'
x 'Indiana Night'
) X (('Modoc
x 'Black Wings'
) x 'Indiana Night'
)). Longfield 1955. High Commendations 1951, 1953. Honorable Mention 1955; Award of Merit 1957.
Please do not enter images that are not your own without owners' permission, this is against Wiki policy
| From Longfield Iris Farms catalog, 1955: DEEP BLACK (No. 9951) (Black Forest X Cook dark seedling) From the moment this striking "black" Iris unfolded among the seedlings, it has been and continues to be the favorite of garden visitors. Despite its extreme darkness, it is a lustrous, rich addition to Mr. Cook's already fine list of dark introductions. Standards are deep blackish violet of glossy finish; falls are solid jet black velvet from haft to outer end; the whole rich color effect is enhanced by bright deep violet beards. Flowers medium to large, of excellent form and good substance. Stems erect, branched at middle, 3 feet tall. Plant of sturdy growth, hardy, dependable in bloom. Midseason-late. (Because of Deep Black's popularity, pre-catalogue sales have nearly booked all stock for this year.) $20.00.
"Although the Encyclopedia is free to all, it is supported by Emembership in AIS, If you would like to help sustain this reference, for $15 you can become an Emember, click here
Interested in Tall Bearded Iris?
Please visit the: Tall Bearded Iris Society
Your Observations Are Valued.
Please make note of bud count, branching, purple based foliage and bloom time, etc. Because these are affected by climate, note date, year and geographic location and write these and other comments in the comment box below.