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■(TB) 'Black Flag'

1984, Stahly

'Black Flag' (Harold Stahly, R. 1983). Seedling 78-4-B. TB, 38" (97 cm). Early midseason bloom. Standards very deep violet; falls deeper; self beard; moderately ruffled. 'Swahili' X seedling 71-8-B: ('Mary Randall' x 'Edenite') x ('Licorice Stick' x 'Black Swan')). Stahly 1984. High Commendation 1982; Honorable Mention 1986; Award of Merit 1990.

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From AIS Bulletin #253 April 1984 Introducing BLACK fLAG (Stahly) EM, 38". Near black, falls slightly deeper than standards, self beard. Vigorous plants dependably produce large, moderately ruffled, widepetaled flowers; excellent in various parts of the U.S. Fertile. Sdlg. 78-4-B: Swahili X ((Mary RandalI x Edenite) x (Licorice Stick x Black Swan)). HC '82. $25.0. Harold Stahly.
Facebook comment from Jeff Bennett, May 2024: This is a very dark iris in full sun. Capturing it in the evening sun shows the rich violet in the standards. Robust grower, medium sized flowers. Almost all it’s parents come from black ancestry.


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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-- LaurieFrazer - 2010-01-21
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Black Flag_JB1.jpgjpg Black Flag_JB1.jpg manage 36 K 10 May 2024 - 11:49 UnknownUser Photo by Jeff Bennett
Black Flag_JB2.jpgjpg Black Flag_JB2.jpg manage 37 K 10 May 2024 - 11:49 UnknownUser Photo by Jeff Bennett
Black Flag_JB3.jpgjpg Black Flag_JB3.jpg manage 38 K 10 May 2024 - 11:50 UnknownUser Photo by Jeff Bennett
Black-FlagCT.jpgjpg Black-FlagCT.jpg manage 46 K 27 Oct 2011 - 19:01 Main.Betsy881 Photo by C & T Iris Patch
Black-FlagNN.jpgjpg Black-FlagNN.jpg manage 37 K 06 Nov 2011 - 14:18 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
BlackFlag01.JPGJPG BlackFlag01.JPG manage 82 K 20 Nov 2014 - 16:37 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
BlackFlag02.JPGJPG BlackFlag02.JPG manage 97 K 11 Aug 2021 - 15:31 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
BlackFlag7.jpgjpg BlackFlag7.jpg manage 76 K 20 Mar 2014 - 13:17 UnknownUser Photo by Blue J Iris
BlackFlag8.jpgjpg BlackFlag8.jpg manage 80 K 20 Mar 2014 - 13:17 UnknownUser Photo by Blue J Iris
BlackFlagEI.jpgjpg BlackFlagEI.jpg manage 26 K 08 Dec 2012 - 21:24 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Exline Iris Garden
BlackFlag_by_JanLauritzen.jpgjpg BlackFlag_by_JanLauritzen.jpg manage 71 K 21 Feb 2011 - 03:34 Main.janlauritzen Taken in my garden in Southern California
Black_flag01.jpgjpg Black_flag01.jpg manage 68 K 28 Jun 2015 - 14:55 UnknownUser Photo by Nicky Allenz-Centauri Irises-Foxton, New Zealand
black05.jpgjpg black05.jpg manage 70 K 14 May 2015 - 02:36 UnknownUser Photo by Exline Iris Garden
blackflag01.jpgjpg blackflag01.jpg manage 174 K 17 Mar 2019 - 18:44 UnknownUser Photo by Don McQueen-taken at McMillen's Iris Garden-Norwich-Ontario-Canada
blackflag02.JPGJPG blackflag02.JPG manage 195 K 09 May 2021 - 12:57 UnknownUser Photo by Don McQueen-London,Ont.-Canada Zone 5
blackflag020.JPGJPG blackflag020.JPG manage 134 K 08 Jun 2024 - 20:51 UnknownUser Photo by Don McQueen-London,Ont.-Canada Zone 5
blackflag03.JPGJPG blackflag03.JPG manage 145 K 24 Nov 2023 - 15:40 UnknownUser Photo by Don McQueen-London,Ont.-Canada Zone 5
blackflag032.JPGJPG blackflag032.JPG manage 280 K 20 Nov 2023 - 14:22 UnknownUser Photo by Don McQueen-London,Ont.-Canada Zone 5
blackflag2.jpgjpg blackflag2.jpg manage 41 K 22 Nov 2018 - 03:52 UnknownUser Photo by Iriszkert Szasz-Hungary.
blackflag5.jpgjpg blackflag5.jpg manage 73 K 21 Jan 2010 - 17:31 Main.htb ©2001 Laurie Frazer
blackflag9.JPGJPG blackflag9.JPG manage 281 K 18 Nov 2020 - 15:08 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the 1991 Schreiners catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r41 - 08 Jun 2024, TLaurin
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