■(TB) 'Sable Night'
, R. 1950). Seedling 5647. TB height 36". Early to midseason bloom. Color Class-V1D. Black-purple self. ('Captain Wells'
x 'Indiana Night'
) X (('Modoc'
x 'Black Wings'
) x 'Sable'
). Longfield 1952. Highly Commended 1949(Seedling 5647); Honorable Mention 1952; Award of Merit 1954; American Dykes Medal 1955
| From Longfield Iris Farms catalog, 1952: SABLE NIGHT (Cook No. 5647) Tall Bearded. This is the richly colored blackish red iris admired by the many visitors to our garden during the last few years, and which won the H.C. award in 1949. A "red" dark. The erect standards are very deep maroon-purple; the flaring-drooping falls are solid black, tinged the same maroon-purple. The beard is harmoniously dark brown. A flower of rich dark color but not in the least sombre. The fine color is enhanced by the smooth, glossy texture, and the heavy, durable substance. The flowers are large (5x5), carried on erect, strong, well-branched stems 36-38 inches tall. $15.00.
| From Fleur de Lis Gardens catalog 1956: SABLE NIGHT (P. Cook 1952) M. 38 in. Cook sdlg. x Sable. This is one of the most sensational of all the new black iris. The flowers are large and full petaled with very heavy substance and a smooth finish. The smooth dark coloring is slightly undertoned red purple. Dykes Medal 1955. Net 15.00.
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.
| FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Here
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