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■(TB) 'Dusky Challenger'

1986, Schreiner

'Dusky Challenger' (Schreiner, R. 1986). Seedling# 1983-AA. TB, 39" (99 cm), Midseason to late bloom. Ruffled silky rich purple; deep violet black beard. Unknown parentage. Schreiner 1986. Franklin Cook Cup 1986; Favorite Guest 1986; Honorable Mention 1988; Premio Firenze 1989; Award of Merit 1990; Franklin Cook Cup 1991; Nelson Award 1991; American Dykes Medal 1992; Nelson Award 1992; Nelson Award 1994; #1 in 2010 TB Symposium; Nelson Award 2000; Nelson Award 2002; Nelson Award 2010; Nelson Award 2011; Nelson Award 2015.

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References

"Last but not least in the tall bearded review is DUSKY CHALLENGER (Schreiner '86), winner of the Cook Cup. Towering above the rest (literally), this probable child of the finally famous TITAN'S GLORY (Schreiner '81) has all the outstanding qualities, with more intense, deeper color saturation and even better, more highly refined form. The mammoth stalks, perfect branching, and outstanding plant habits will make even the English growers take note, as it is a true garden iris in addition to a show contender." [Perry Dyer (Oklahoma), “Melrose Gardens” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 263, (October 1986): 22.]
AIS Bulletin #276(January 1990):15.

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.

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-- RolandDejoux - 2010-01-04
  • TB 'Dusky Challenger' was blooming at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, zone 4b, approximately June 1-16, in 2017. Even though I didn't see any Purple Based Foliage at the base of the leaves, Dusky Challenger does have some very faint purple coloring on its spathes. It shows up better when the buds are newly formed. -- HollyJohnson2017 -04-01 - 17 Aug 2017
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
144111.jpgjpg 144111.jpg manage 51 K 06 Mar 2012 - 11:34 Main.iris.ua Dusky Challenger
20170605_114736TB Dusky Challenger (3).jpgjpg 20170605_114736TB Dusky Challenger (3).jpg manage 672 K 17 Aug 2017 - 01:48 HollyJohnson2017-04-01 Side view of TB Dusky Challenger. Photo taken by Holly Johnson at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, zone 4b, on 6/05/2017.
20170605_155855TB Dusky Challenger (3).jpgjpg 20170605_155855TB Dusky Challenger (3).jpg manage 423 K 17 Aug 2017 - 01:43 HollyJohnson2017-04-01 One early bud and one mature bud of TB Dusky Challenger. Photos taken by Holly Johnson at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, zone 4b, on 5/19/2017 and 6/5/2017.
20170610_081356TB Dusky Challenger (4).jpgjpg 20170610_081356TB Dusky Challenger (4).jpg manage 418 K 17 Aug 2017 - 01:19 HollyJohnson2017-04-01 A nice sized clump of TB Dusky Challenger. Photo taken by Holly Johnson at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, zone 4b, on 6/10/2017.
DSCN0454.JPGJPG DSCN0454.JPG manage 68 K 15 Apr 2010 - 03:11 Main.bjacobs Photo by Betty Jacobs. Picture taken at Cooley's Gardens.
DSCN2Dusky.JPGJPG DSCN2Dusky.JPG manage 70 K 18 May 2011 - 02:58 Main.bjacobs Photo by Betty Jacobs. Picture taken at Schreiner's Gardens.
DUSKY-CHALLENGER.jpgjpg DUSKY-CHALLENGER.jpg manage 210 K 05 Aug 2013 - 16:49 Main.LTE46951 Photo By Leon Elliott: My Garden
DUSKYCHELLENGER09.jpgjpg DUSKYCHELLENGER09.jpg manage 59 K 19 Apr 2014 - 21:19 UnknownUser Photo by Igor Khorosh,Ukraine
DUskyChallenger.jpgjpg DUskyChallenger.jpg manage 242 K 14 May 2020 - 15:22 SanjaKovacic Iris 'Dusky Challenger'
DuskyChallenger-2013-1.jpgjpg DuskyChallenger-2013-1.jpg manage 44 K 29 Dec 2015 - 15:23 JoelleFRANJEULLE Iriseraie de Gombault Photo by Joëlle Franjeulle Sologne FRANCE
DuskyChallenger-2014-1.jpgjpg DuskyChallenger-2014-1.jpg manage 44 K 29 Dec 2015 - 15:23 JoelleFRANJEULLE Iriseraie de Gombault Photo by Joëlle Franjeulle Sologne FRANCE
DuskyChallenger13JB.JPGJPG DuskyChallenger13JB.JPG manage 47 K 26 May 2013 - 13:42 Main.Betsy881 Photo by John Baumfalk
DuskyChallenger20.jpgjpg DuskyChallenger20.jpg manage 81 K 19 Jul 2013 - 14:59 UnknownUser Photo by Abbey Gardens
DuskyChallenger26.jpgjpg DuskyChallenger26.jpg manage 78 K 08 Sep 2013 - 14:40 UnknownUser Photo by Ozark Iris Gardens,LLC
DuskyChallenger29.jpgjpg DuskyChallenger29.jpg manage 56 K 28 Nov 2013 - 16:01 UnknownUser Photo by South Jersey Iris
DuskyChallenger2kp.JPGJPG DuskyChallenger2kp.JPG manage 53 K 21 Apr 2011 - 14:59 KentPfeiffer Taken in my garden in zone 5b on May 21, 2010
DuskyChallenger30.jpgjpg DuskyChallenger30.jpg manage 52 K 15 Dec 2013 - 19:09 UnknownUser Photo by Daniel Boris,Iris Du Grand Barbu-Spain
DuskyChallenger40.jpgjpg DuskyChallenger40.jpg manage 78 K 15 May 2014 - 11:28 UnknownUser Photo by Damon Gardens
DuskyChallengerAA.jpgjpg DuskyChallengerAA.jpg manage 42 K 15 Feb 2011 - 16:41 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Argyle Acres
DuskyChallengerTIF.jpgjpg DuskyChallengerTIF.jpg manage 38 K 04 Dec 2011 - 23:16 Main.Betsy881 Photo by The Iris Fan
DuskyChallenger_by_JanLauritzen.jpgjpg DuskyChallenger_by_JanLauritzen.jpg manage 69 K 26 Oct 2010 - 01:33 Main.janlauritzen Taken at the AIS 2009 Convention in Kansas City
DuskyChallengerkpkc.JPGJPG DuskyChallengerkpkc.JPG manage 72 K 02 Feb 2011 - 15:05 KentPfeiffer Taken at Powell Gardens in KC on May 18, 2009.
Dusky_Challanger_Schreiner_86__N1_DM_1992.JPGJPG Dusky_Challanger_Schreiner_86__N1_DM_1992.JPG manage 63 K 04 Jan 2010 - 17:41 Main.Laymont+ by Dejoux in my garden : sud-ouest France
Dusky_Challenger_144_12.jpgjpg Dusky_Challenger_144_12.jpg manage 43 K 29 May 2012 - 05:29 Main.iris.ua Dusky Challenger
P1520064-X2_dusky_challenger.jpgjpg P1520064-X2_dusky_challenger.jpg manage 298 K 17 Feb 2016 - 11:12 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
TB-DUSKY-CHALLENGER.jpgjpg TB-DUSKY-CHALLENGER.jpg manage 57 K 22 Oct 2010 - 02:53 EleanorHutchison Don McQueen photo, London, Ont, Canada Z5
dusky01.jpgjpg dusky01.jpg manage 87 K 08 May 2015 - 21:07 UnknownUser Photo by Burgard Iris Farm
duskychalanger.jpgjpg duskychalanger.jpg manage 64 K 11 Jan 2010 - 17:55 Main.avmoran  
duskychallenger01.JPGJPG duskychallenger01.JPG manage 65 K 01 Dec 2014 - 17:42 UnknownUser Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
duskychallenger02.jpgjpg duskychallenger02.jpg manage 114 K 12 Dec 2015 - 13:38 UnknownUser Photo By Steve Sayers
duskychallenger04.jpgjpg duskychallenger04.jpg manage 66 K 11 Jul 2013 - 17:59 UnknownUser Photo by Schreiner's Iris Gardens
duskychallenger06.JPGJPG duskychallenger06.JPG manage 74 K 16 Apr 2014 - 11:30 UnknownUser Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
duskychallenger07.JPGJPG duskychallenger07.JPG manage 82 K 16 Apr 2014 - 14:51 UnknownUser Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
duskychallenger08.JPGJPG duskychallenger08.JPG manage 91 K 21 Apr 2014 - 13:22 UnknownUser Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
duskychallenger09.jpgjpg duskychallenger09.jpg manage 82 K 23 Aug 2015 - 19:17 UnknownUser Photo by Across Iris Lanes Garden
duskychallenger10.jpgjpg duskychallenger10.jpg manage 56 K 19 May 2013 - 18:23 UnknownUser Photo by His Iris Garden
duskychallenger14.jpgjpg duskychallenger14.jpg manage 57 K 19 May 2013 - 02:54 UnknownUser Photo by Superstition Iris Gardens
duskychallenger21.jpgjpg duskychallenger21.jpg manage 21 K 22 Jul 2013 - 15:12 UnknownUser Photo by Robin Shadlow- Iris Sisters Farm
duskychallenger22.jpgjpg duskychallenger22.jpg manage 59 K 29 Jan 2011 - 22:02 Main.Betsy881 Photo by His Iris Garden
duskychallenger24.jpgjpg duskychallenger24.jpg manage 61 K 23 Aug 2013 - 19:56 UnknownUser Photo by Pleasants Valley Iris Farm
duskychallenger25.jpgjpg duskychallenger25.jpg manage 21 K 25 Aug 2013 - 18:48 UnknownUser Photo by te Sligte Gardens
duskychallenger27.jpgjpg duskychallenger27.jpg manage 62 K 12 Oct 2013 - 21:49 UnknownUser Photo by Alla Chernoguz-Ukraine
duskychallenger28.jpgjpg duskychallenger28.jpg manage 81 K 07 Nov 2013 - 22:04 UnknownUser Photo by Alain Chapelle-France
duskychallenger31.jpgjpg duskychallenger31.jpg manage 88 K 23 Jan 2014 - 17:37 UnknownUser Photo by Iris of Sissinghurst,UK
duskychallenger32.JPGJPG duskychallenger32.JPG manage 90 K 28 Jan 2014 - 17:09 UnknownUser Photo by Robert Piatek-Poland
duskychallenger33.jpgjpg duskychallenger33.jpg manage 70 K 28 Jan 2014 - 17:10 UnknownUser Photo by Robert Piatek-Poland
duskychallenger34.jpgjpg duskychallenger34.jpg manage 53 K 14 Feb 2014 - 22:37 UnknownUser Photo by Darius Gusas-Lithuania
duskychallenger35.jpgjpg duskychallenger35.jpg manage 61 K 14 Feb 2014 - 22:39 UnknownUser Photo by Darius Gusas-Lithuania
duskychallenger4.JPGJPG duskychallenger4.JPG manage 656 K 08 Oct 2016 - 11:52 UnknownUser Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
duskychallenger5.jpgjpg duskychallenger5.jpg manage 256 K 25 Nov 2017 - 22:34 UnknownUser Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
duskychallenger6.JPGJPG duskychallenger6.JPG manage 50 K 27 May 2013 - 17:45 UnknownUser Photo by Bill's Iris Gardens
duskychallenger9.JPGJPG duskychallenger9.JPG manage 179 K 18 Mar 2020 - 02:26 UnknownUser Photo by Rene Martin-France
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