, R. 1958). Seedling 55-11-14. TB, 30" (76 cm) Early midseason bloom. Color Class RN1, Sooty red-black, brown beard. 'Great Day'
x 'Sable Night'
. Eden Road 1959.
| From AIS Bulletin #153, April 1959: Introducing EDENITE-EM. 30 in. (Great Day X Sable Night). Entire flower is deep red-black with the falls having a sooty black appearance. Flower is large with wide petals. Fertile both ways. H. C. '58. $35.00 net. Eden Road.
| From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1963: EDENITE (Plough '59) EM-30". Unquestionably the finest addition to the blacks to appear in many a year. Everyone seems drawn to this compelling deep red-black with falls of an almost coal-black appearance. Large flowers with rounded form. Fortunately this is fertile both ways, as everyone will want to try it. One outstanding new Iris like this will attract more attention in your garden than a dozen ordinary sorts. JC'&O, AM'61. Great Day X Sable Night. Regularly $15; on $20 order $8.95; on $25 order $5.95.
| AIS Bulletin references: 199(Oct 1970), 52
Quick Summary of Cultural Directions
| FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION
| 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.
- 21 Apr 2019
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