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â– (TB) 'Storm Warning'

1953, Schreiner

'Storm Warning' (Bernard Schreiner, R. 1952) TB, 36" (91 cm). Midseason bloom. Deep claret-violet ("black"), velvet sheen on falls. 'Down East' X 'Black Forest'. Schreiner 1953. Honorable Mention 1954.

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Storm Warning 2 resized.JPGStorm Warning Sch Cat.jpgStorm-WarningCT.jpgStorm Warning fl.jpgstormwarning01.jpgStormWarning01.jpgStormWarning02.jpgStormWarning6.jpgStormWarningEI.jpg


From Schreiner’s catalog, 1953: STORM WARNING (Schreiner 1953) M. 36". "It's terrific!" our visitors cried upon seeing this supreme exemplar of luxuriant blackness blooming in regal dignity in our display garden. Imagine a really large black iris on a 36-INCH STEM! Not in 300 years of effort have tulip hybridizers achieved a blackness comparable to that of STORM WARNING. Sumptuous sheen and classic form complete a notable ensemble. Watch your neighbors "blow their top" in sheer admiration when a clump of this sensational beauty blooms in your garden! No. G289. $20.00.


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.

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Storm Warning 2 resized.JPGJPG Storm Warning 2 resized.JPG manage 179 K 04 Jan 2021 - 15:47 SusanAFlow Storm Warning
Storm Warning Sch Cat.jpgjpg Storm Warning Sch Cat.jpg manage 49 K 28 Nov 2017 - 16:24 BobPries From Schreiners 1953 catalog
Storm-WarningCT.jpgjpg Storm-WarningCT.jpg manage 55 K 03 Nov 2011 - 17:18 Main.Betsy881 Photo by C & T Iris Patch
StormWarning01.jpgjpg StormWarning01.jpg manage 90 K 13 Jun 2017 - 20:00 Main.TLaurin Photo by Daniel Boris,Iris Du Grand Barbu-France
StormWarning02.jpgjpg StormWarning02.jpg manage 172 K 12 Oct 2019 - 02:57 Main.TLaurin Photo by Daniel Boris-Iris du Grand Barbu-France
StormWarning6.jpgjpg StormWarning6.jpg manage 54 K 18 Dec 2013 - 17:03 Main.TLaurin Photo by Daniel Boris,Iris Du Grand Barbu-France
StormWarningEI.jpgjpg StormWarningEI.jpg manage 42 K 20 Dec 2012 - 15:23 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Exline Iris Garden
Storm_Warning_fl.jpgjpg Storm_Warning_fl.jpg manage 69 K 20 Feb 2011 - 19:08 IrisP  
stormwarning01.jpgjpg stormwarning01.jpg manage 87 K 29 Jun 2015 - 19:34 Main.TLaurin Photo by Exline Iris Garden
Topic revision: r20 - 04 Jan 2021, Harloiris
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