■(TB) 'Black Hills'
, R. 1950) TB, 42" (107 cm). Midseason bloom. Blue-black (deep blue-violet) self, black beard. (Fay seedling# 47-21: 'Black Valor'
x 'Gulf Stream'
) X 'Black Forest'
. Fay 1951. High Commendation 1950 (under name); Honorable Mention 1951; Award of Merit 1954.
| From Fay catalog, 1956: Black Hills (1951) 55.00 No. 49-21-47-21 X Black Forest. A blue black Iris as tall and as large as the best Irises in other color classes. This full-petaled, nicely proportioned, flaring and stylish blue black flower with a beard to match and no haft markings, is borne on a well-branched stalk 48 inches tall; 12 flowers on a main bloom stem. A fast increaser and vigorous grower. Mid-season. A very good parent. H.C. 1950; H.M. 1952; A.M. 1954; 100 Best 1955.
Quick Summary of Cultural Directions
| FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION
| 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.
- 21 Apr 2019
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