■(TB) 'Black Onyx'
, R. 1957). Seedling# L-518-1. TB, height 36" (91 cm), Midseason bloom. Color code = NV1. ((Seedling# F-127 x 'After Midnight'
) x ( 'Storm King'
x 'Black Forest'
)). Schreiner 1958. Honorable Mention 1960
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| From Schreiner’s 1962 Catalog: BLACK ONYX (Schreiner 1958) ML. 35”. One of the most superlative iris we have ever offered—inky blue black standards and violet-black falls. The taffeta sheen of the standards vies in richness with the luxurious velvety nap of the falls. A precisely sculptured iris with beautifully domed standards and falls of magnificent broadness. Jaunty, flaring form, nicely branched stem, and generous size flowers. Pictured on page 10. HM ’60. $3.50
| From Fleur De Lis Gardens catalog 1963: BLACK ONYX (Schr. '58) M.L. 35 in. After Midnight Sdlg. x (Storm King x Black Forest). One of the Schreiner's best. A blue black bitone of large size and delightful form. Even bitone finished, as the blue black standards are very satiny and the purple black falls are like black velvet. H.M. 1960. 3.00.
| A good dark violet bitone that has good branching and substance, and which is liked by all who see it. Hildenbrandt, Lester (1965). Irises for a Beginner, American Iris Society Bulletin, 177 (April 1965), 27.
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