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■(TB) 'Midnight Special'

1973, Sexton

'Midnight Special' (Neva Sexton, R. 1973). Seedling# 111-66. TB, 36" (91 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards deep violet; falls black; deep blue beard. (('Raven Wing' x 'Black Hills') x 'Violet Hills') X 'Jet Black'. Sexton 1973. Honorable Mention 1977.

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From AIS Bulletin #209 April 1973 Introducing MIDNIGHT SPECIAL (Sexton '73). (Raven Wing x Black Hills x Violet Hill x Jet Black) M. 36". A new color in a dark iris. Standards are a deep violet, falls are black. It has a blue-black beard. The ruffled and beautifully shaped blooms have a sparkling sheen and a waxy texture. Five way branching with twelve and more blooms per stalk. NET $25.00. Sexton's Iris Garden.


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.

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Topic revision: r15 - 25 Jul 2023, Harloiris
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