(IB) 'Kochii', aka Iris kochii Kerner aka 'American Black Prince'

1887, Kerner

'Kochii' (Kerner, 1887, coll. Italy.) IB-E-R7D. (syn. Atropurpurea) see also Iris kochii

From Farr, 1917/18) Standards and falls rich violet-purple; very handsome. From Indian Spring Farms, 1927: a wild iris from southern Europe. Flowers uniform blackish-purple-a rich coloring that is greatly admired. Blooms early at the same time as Florentina with which it makes an attractive planting. Nomenclature much confused; similar to 'Purple King' but falls slightly darker
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