■(TB) 'The Black Douglas'
'The Black Douglas'
, R. 1934) TB 36" Midseason bloom. Color Class-B7D. Honorable Mention 1936.
Also listed in the following nursery catalogs: Fairmount 1946.
'The Black Douglas' exhibits PBF(Purple-based foliage).
| From Sass catalog, 1937: THE BLACK DOUGLAS (J. Sass, 1934)- S. dark violet, F. blackish violet. Blue beard tipped yellow. A fine dark colored iris. Branching stem 36 inches tall. $5.00
| The Black Douglas: (J. Sass). Well branched tall stalk with very dark well shaped blackish purple flowers, not as well formed as one might like. [Belsley, Ray J., Varietal Comments. Bulletin of the American Iris Society 74 (July 1939), 19.]
| From Robert Wayman catalog 1940_: THE BLACK DOUGLAS - "This is unquestionably the best of the new dark tones or so-called blacks. It is a very richly and deeply colored iris of perfect form, heavy substance, huge size and a prolific bloomer. The general effect is an intense deep blackish pansy violet and it seems to be cut out of velvet." Honorable Mention 1936.
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.
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