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■(TB) 'Black Pansy'

1969, DeForest

'Black Pansy' (Caroline DeForest, R. 1968). Seedling# 65-36A. TB, 32" (81 cm), Midseason bloom. Color Class-V1DD, Black self, dark brown beard. 'Allegiance' x ('First Violet' x 'Violet Hills') X 'Black Swan'. Irisnoll 1969. Honorable Mention 1970.

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Black Pansy 7 resized.JPGBlack Pansy 9 resized.JPGblack07.jpgBlack Pansy.jpgBlack Pansy w.jpgblackpansy01.JPGblackpansy02.jpgblackpansy03.jpgblackpansy04.JPGblackpasy01.jpg


From AIS Bulletin #193 April 1969 Introducing BLACK PANSY. '69. To 32 inches. Well-branched. "Black" self; velvety. Horizontal falls. Dark beard on smooth haft. Vigorous grower. Dark green foliage. From Allegiance by sdlg. of First Violet by Violet Hills, crossed Black Swan. $20.00. Irisnoll.


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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-- MichaelGreenfield - 2009-12-25
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Black Pansy 7 resized.JPGJPG Black Pansy 7 resized.JPG manage 174 K 04 Jan 2021 - 16:42 SusanAFlow Black Pansy
Black Pansy 9 resized.JPGJPG Black Pansy 9 resized.JPG manage 168 K 04 Jan 2021 - 16:42 SusanAFlow Black Pansy
Black_Pansy.jpgjpg Black_Pansy.jpg manage 10 K 12 Nov 2010 - 14:44 UnknownUser Courtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS website
Black_Pansy_w.jpgjpg Black_Pansy_w.jpg manage 33 K 25 Dec 2009 - 15:22 MichaelGreenfield  
black07.jpgjpg black07.jpg manage 81 K 14 May 2015 - 02:42 Main.TLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
blackpansy01.JPGJPG blackpansy01.JPG manage 842 K 11 Mar 2018 - 03:49 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Larry Harder slide collection
blackpansy02.jpgjpg blackpansy02.jpg manage 84 K 31 May 2014 - 20:50 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
blackpansy03.jpgjpg blackpansy03.jpg manage 91 K 31 May 2014 - 20:52 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
blackpansy04.JPGJPG blackpansy04.JPG manage 66 K 24 Jun 2014 - 19:48 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
blackpasy01.jpgjpg blackpasy01.jpg manage 50 K 20 Dec 2014 - 16:59 Main.TLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
Topic revision: r22 - 25 Sep 2022, Harloiris
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