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■(TB) 'Black Nitie'

1962, Benson

'Black Nitie' (Z. Benson, R. 1959). Seedling# 4-4-19-6. TB, 30" (76 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class-V3D, Standards plum-purple; falls darker with green overlay, gold beard. From seedlings involving 'Storm Warning', 'Black Forest', and 'Night Shadow'. Z. Benson 1962. High Commendation 1959, 1962; Honorable Mention 1963.

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From AIS Bulletin #169, April 1963. BLACK NITIE-TB, Midseason, 30" $20.00. A breathtaking black purple, highlighted by a luminescent green sheen, and a golden beard that sets it apart from other blacks! The large, perfectly formed flower reminds one of shimmering black satin draped on a beautiful frame, hence the name. Fertile both ways, and is proving to be a good breeder for green buds that might lead to that green iris. Sdlg. #4-4-19-6. H.C. '59. $20.00. Z. Benson.


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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-- BetsyHiggins - 2010-10-13
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BlackNitie2.jpgjpg BlackNitie2.jpg manage 18 K 19 Jul 2013 - 16:36 UnknownUser Photo by Abbey Gardens
Black_Nitie.jpgjpg Black_Nitie.jpg manage 23 K 12 Nov 2010 - 14:40 UnknownUser Courtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS website
blacknitie01.JPGJPG blacknitie01.JPG manage 81 K 09 Dec 2014 - 13:19 UnknownUser Photo by Kathryn Mohr
blacknitie02.JPGJPG blacknitie02.JPG manage 55 K 09 Dec 2014 - 13:21 UnknownUser Photo by Kathryn Mohr
blacknitie9.JPGJPG blacknitie9.JPG manage 231 K 22 Dec 2021 - 13:55 UnknownUser Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
blacknitie90.JPGJPG blacknitie90.JPG manage 206 K 22 Dec 2021 - 13:55 UnknownUser Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
Topic revision: r12 - 23 Dec 2021, Harloiris
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