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■(TB) 'Black Wings'

1930, Kirkland

'Black Wings' (James Kirkland, R. 1930) TB. Midseason bloom. Color Class-B1D. Honorable Mention 1931; Award of Merit 1933. Kirkland 1930.

Citations: Bull. A.I.S. 42:18 Jan. 1932; Bull. A.I.S. 60:63 Feb. 1936. Synonym: Satan.

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BLACK WINGS. Bicolor B7D Kirkland 1930. Brief. Well and widely branched; S. Hortense violet, wire edge ; F. velvety prune purple; 3 ft. Details. S. arching, revolute(rolled backwards); F. flaring to drooping; haft blurred; beard brown specked; spathes scarious, with keel. Remarks.Of midnight blue effect. Compare with Mephisto or Rhadi. H. M., 1931. [R. S. Sturtevant, "Descriptions of Varieties, Part VI";, A.I.S. Bulletin 53 (October 1934): 26.]
BLACK WINGS: (Kirkland). Dark blackish blue color but in four years' observation have not seen a good stalk. [Ray J. Belsley, "Varietal Comments", A.I.S. Bulletin 74 (July 1939): 16.]
*Catalog References: Kirkland 1930, 1938; Peckham 1939; Tell 1947.
BLACK WINGS (Kirkland 1929), very good dark violet of large size and almost self colour. Not very tall (26") but of fair branch; flowers of pretty good substance. Probably as good a dark iris for gardening purposes as you could want; seen in very good form in the raiser's garden. [G. L. Pilkington, "Iris Notes", A.I.S. Bulletin 74 (July 1939): 31.]
BLACK WINGS (Kirkland 1929), very good dark violet of large size and almost self colour. Not very tall (26") but of fair branch; flowers of pretty good substance. Probably as good a dark iris for gardening purposes as you could want; seen in very good form in the raiser's garden. [G. L. Pilkington, "Iris Notes", A.I.S. Bulletin 74 (July 1939): 31.
In the dark blues and violets, I would want BLACK WINGS (10) again. It is not tall, but some shorter ones are always needed for foreground planting. It is about as dark and velvety as any, and it has bloomed regularly and profusely for me. I like the blue-blacks better than those with more purple or brown in them. [Wills, Jesse, (1943). Older Iris I would Buy Again, American Iris Society Bulletin, 89/(April 1943), 13-14.]

Culture

Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Sort
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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