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■(TB) 'Basic Black'

1971, Hager

'Basic Black' (Ben Hager, R. 1970). Seedling T2136-8A. TB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards dark purple; Falls black-purple; dark purple beard. Seedling 13T1681B: (Babson seedling I 138-2: (('Red Shadows' x 'Storm Warning') x 'Basin Street') X 'Black Swan'. Melrose Gardens 1971. Honorable Mention 1972.

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Basic BlackCT.jpgbasicblack02.JPGbasicblack1.JPGbasicblack2.JPGIris germanica Basic Black1.JPG


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Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

Hardiness Zones 4-8 for most varieties, Some cultivars tolerate colder, others tolerate warmer zones (please comment in comment box with your location if this cultivar grows well in zone 3, 4, 9, or 10.)
Exposure Prefers full sun for optimal performance, may still bloom in half-day shade
Water: Prefers well drained good garden soil, Tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Intolerant of swampy conditions.
PH Prefers Neutral to basic solis 6.1 to 8.5, quite toleranr of more extreme conditions
Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on relatively inorganic soils.

BobPries - 21 Apr 2019

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-- SylvainRUAUD - 2010-02-28
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Basic_BlackCT.jpgjpg Basic_BlackCT.jpg manage 65 K 27 Oct 2011 - 18:35 Main.Betsy881 Photo by C & T Iris Patch
Iris_germanica_Basic_Black1.JPGJPG Iris_germanica_Basic_Black1.JPG manage 39 K 08 Sep 2022 - 15:10 UnknownUser Photo taken in the Parc Floral de Vincennes,Paris,France,Zone 7
basicblack02.JPGJPG basicblack02.JPG manage 60 K 24 Jun 2014 - 16:42 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
basicblack1.JPGJPG basicblack1.JPG manage 216 K 23 Feb 2020 - 22:37 UnknownUser Photo by Rene Martin-France
basicblack2.JPGJPG basicblack2.JPG manage 188 K 23 Feb 2020 - 22:38 UnknownUser Photo by Rene Martin-France
Topic revision: r22 - 10 Nov 2023, Harloiris
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