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■(TB) 'Out Of The Dark'

2007, Black

'Out Of The Dark' (Paul Black, R. 2007). Seedling L81B. TB, 40" (102 cm). Late midseason bloom. Standards light buff washed medium purple overall, paler around midrib; style arms purple; falls buff, wide purple plicata band, dotted and sanded inside band; markings heavier over haft, sanded luminata-plicata patch around beard, sanded line down center; beards white tipped burnt orange; ruffled; slight spicy fragrance. 'Tangled Web' X seedling J178A: (seedling E34D, sibling to pollen parent of 'Key To Success' x 'Key To Success'). Mid-America 2007. Honorable Mention 2009.

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Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.Taken in france zone 7by Mid-America Garden Oregon USAPhoto by Elladan McLeesterPhoto by Malevil Iris GardensPhoto by Debbie Carpenter-Iris Splendor Garden-Australia.Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady SpotPhoto by Gintaras Kilmaitis-Irisu Pasaulis-LithuaniaPhoto by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- FrancePhoto by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- FrancePhoto by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- FrancePhoto by Betty Jacobs. Picture taken at Mid-America Garden.Photo by SchreinerPhoto by Riley Probst-Fleur De Lis GardenPhoto by Riley Probst taken at the 2010 AIS National ConventionPhoto by Alain Chapelle-Jardin dPhoto by Riverina Iris Farm-AustraliaPhoto by Smokin Heights-AustraliaPhoto by Smokin Heights-AustraliaBy Marilyn CampbellPhoto by Klaus Burkhardt- Iris Schwertilienoase-GermanyPhoto by Trails End Iris Gardens


From Mid-America Garden catalog, 2007: OUT OF THE DARK - TB, 40" (102 cm), Midseason-Late. This introduction is from work started several generations ago using Pretty Pansy, an old Sass luminata, to create a line of strong pink ground plicatas. While OUT OF THE DARK isn't pink, it does have apricot-buff ground and is one step closer to my goal in that it is a strong grower with plenty of tangerine genes in its heritage. The apricot-buff ground color is almost completely washed purple in the standards. The falls have wide sanded and dotted plicata bands and center stripes of dark beetroot. Beards are smoldering burnt orange and are surrounded by white lumi-plic patches sanded dark wine. OUT OF THE DARK is quite tall for this type plicata and blooms later, thus avoiding damage from late frosts. Thanks to Wolfgang Koehl in Germany for the great name. Sdlg. L81B: Tangled Web X (Key to Success sib x Key to Success). Photo page 5. $50.00.


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 - 2011-03-07

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BHP_9590-X2_out_of_the_darkness.jpgjpg BHP_9590-X2_out_of_the_darkness.jpg manage 205 K 12 Feb 2016 - 08:44 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
OUTOFTHEDARK01.JPGJPG OUTOFTHEDARK01.JPG manage 182 K 23 Nov 2018 - 19:23 TerryLaurin Photo by Debbie Carpenter-Iris Splendor Garden-Australia.
OUTOFTHEDARK9.jpgjpg OUTOFTHEDARK9.jpg manage 309 K 02 Apr 2021 - 01:56 TerryLaurin Photo by Klaus Burkhardt- Iris Schwertilienoase-Germany
Out-Of-The-Dark-JLR.jpgjpg Out-Of-The-Dark-JLR.jpg manage 69 K 14 Feb 2010 - 17:08 Main.jliris Taken in france zone 7
OutOfTheDark1.JPGJPG OutOfTheDark1.JPG manage 68 K 13 Apr 2010 - 03:34 Main.bjacobs Photo by Betty Jacobs. Picture taken at Mid-America Garden.
OutOfTheDark9.jpgjpg OutOfTheDark9.jpg manage 66 K 13 Jan 2023 - 22:35 TerryLaurin Photo by Trails End Iris Gardens
Out_Of_The_Dark_Black_07.jpgjpg Out_Of_The_Dark_Black_07.jpg manage 68 K 07 Jan 2010 - 16:20 Main.Laymont+ by Mid-America Garden Oregon USA
Outofthedark8a417b.jpgjpg Outofthedark8a417b.jpg manage 67 K 22 Feb 2011 - 16:57 Main.mshadow By Marilyn Campbell
outof01.JPGJPG outof01.JPG manage 81 K 14 Mar 2015 - 22:23 TerryLaurin Photo by Elladan McLeester
outofthedark01.jpgjpg outofthedark01.jpg manage 52 K 11 Aug 2014 - 19:24 TerryLaurin Photo by Malevil Iris Gardens
outofthedark02.jpgjpg outofthedark02.jpg manage 183 K 17 Apr 2017 - 13:19 TerryLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
outofthedark05.jpgjpg outofthedark05.jpg manage 264 K 01 May 2022 - 01:25 TerryLaurin Photo by Gintaras Kilmaitis-Irisu Pasaulis-Lithuania
outofthedark07.JPGJPG outofthedark07.JPG manage 239 K 10 Dec 2020 - 01:33 TerryLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
outofthedark08.JPGJPG outofthedark08.JPG manage 310 K 10 Dec 2020 - 01:33 TerryLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
outofthedark09.jpgjpg outofthedark09.jpg manage 255 K 30 Jan 2020 - 21:23 TerryLaurin Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
outofthedark1.jpgjpg outofthedark1.jpg manage 299 K 09 Oct 2016 - 03:12 TerryLaurin Photo by Schreiner's Iris Gardens
outofthedark2.jpgjpg outofthedark2.jpg manage 108 K 15 Jul 2019 - 21:27 TerryLaurin Photo by Riley Probst-Fleur De Lis Garden
outofthedark3.jpgjpg outofthedark3.jpg manage 106 K 26 Jul 2019 - 01:13 TerryLaurin Photo by Riley Probst taken at the 2010 AIS National Convention
outofthedark6.jpgjpg outofthedark6.jpg manage 78 K 12 Nov 2013 - 22:40 TerryLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d'Iris de Bubry-France
outofthedark7.jpgjpg outofthedark7.jpg manage 332 K 01 Dec 2019 - 01:16 TerryLaurin Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-Australia
outofthedark8.jpgjpg outofthedark8.jpg manage 163 K 24 Jan 2023 - 13:22 TerryLaurin Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia
outofthedark80.JPGJPG outofthedark80.JPG manage 155 K 20 Mar 2024 - 19:12 TerryLaurin Photo by Smokin Heights-Australia
Topic revision: r44 - 20 Mar 2024, TerryLaurin
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