■(TB) 'Storm Warning'
, 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.
| 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
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| 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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