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CLUSIANA
Aug 8, 2010 12:39 PM CST
Hello everyone,

Black iris ? I like Black Tie Affair even if it is a slow growing iris.

Some pictures for u all
Thumb of 2010-08-08/CLUSIANA/65d950 Thumb of 2010-08-08/CLUSIANA/2405f3 Thumb of 2010-08-08/CLUSIANA/fa8c64

The pic and the iris black lightning are beautiful.

Clusiana
Imagenaomimade
Aug 8, 2010 10:03 PM CST
Name: Naomi DiVincenzo
Colorado Springs
zone 5b
I hope next year I will have more black blooms to show off... as previously stated, I have Superstition, Study In Black, Tuxedo, and Obsidian. This year I've acquired, Black Is Black, Raven Girl and Hello Darkness.
Imageirisarian
Aug 9, 2010 6:10 AM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
Raven girl seem to show up more purple at the AIS convention this year. I should get 'Black Suited' if I can find room for it. Next year?
CLUSIANA
Aug 9, 2010 7:01 AM CST
Hi everyone,

Black irises are very interesting for sure. On my side I just get three of them :
Black Tie Affair, Superstition and one unknow with bronze beards. I understood ID is not the purpose of the thread but who knows ?

Superstition
Thumb of 2010-08-09/CLUSIANA/e155fb

Black Iris waiting for its ID
Thumb of 2010-08-09/CLUSIANA/b6a367 Thumb of 2010-08-09/CLUSIANA/9b8aaa

Clusiana
ImageBetja
Aug 16, 2010 11:59 PM CST
Name: Betty Jacobs
Bakersfield, CA
Gee, I just found this forum and have some to share. I have two that I don't think have been posted yet that are about the blackest I have seen.

BLACK SUITED, by Innerst - This is the blackest one yet for me.
Thumb of 2010-08-17/Betja/48d086
Betty
ImageBetja
Aug 17, 2010 12:02 AM CST
Name: Betty Jacobs
Bakersfield, CA
Closely followed by the border bearded CHIMNEY SOOT, by Vernon & Dana Brown, I believe.

Thumb of 2010-08-17/Betja/485b55
Betty
ImageBetja
Aug 17, 2010 12:05 AM CST
Name: Betty Jacobs
Bakersfield, CA
But my favorites seem to be some that are not quite pure black.

CRIMSON LIGHTS, by Barbara Nicodemus
Thumb of 2010-08-17/Betja/fcac5f
Betty
ImageBetja
Aug 17, 2010 12:10 AM CST
Name: Betty Jacobs
Bakersfield, CA
And here is another Barbara Nicodemus iris, a rebloomer, that is very very dark -- but not black. It is really pretty, though!

OZARK REBOUNDER
Thumb of 2010-08-17/Betja/831c8c
Betty
ImageBetja
Aug 17, 2010 12:16 AM CST
Name: Betty Jacobs
Bakersfield, CA
And another - very ruffled and beautiful I think.

MIDNIGHT COWBOY, by Bill MaryottThumb of 2010-08-17/Betja/b89670
Betty
ImageBetja
Aug 17, 2010 12:21 AM CST
Name: Betty Jacobs
Bakersfield, CA
And a stalk shot of MIDNIGHT COWBOY:
Thumb of 2010-08-17/Betja/b54c0e
Betty
CLUSIANA
Aug 17, 2010 12:29 AM CST
Hi everyone,

Wow! Great to see so many 'black' irises on the same thread together with the name of the hybridizers. Thks.
The only two of mine are TB of average size. What about yours ? Are some very tall? Is Betja a reliable rebloomer?
Thks to everyone
C.
ImageBetja
Aug 17, 2010 12:45 AM CST
Name: Betty Jacobs
Bakersfield, CA
Yes, I am a reliable rebloomer! LOL! I am Betja, and OZARK REBOUNDER is the reblooming iris. But unfortunately it has not rebloomed for me yet. I do not think any of mine are very tall, but the border bearded CHIMNEY SOOT has a pretty large flower for its classification and is probably a taller plant than it should be, too.
Betty
CLUSIANA
Aug 17, 2010 1:39 AM CST
Hi Betty Betja
Thks for these information. In the meanwhile I thought that may be these irises were on the database but did not check. Some are putting stars to classify rebloomers : three stars for a very reliable one, two stars for occasionaly rebloomers and one for those reblooming only in a very good weather conditions. I think its not bad as far as when u are interested in these irises to cheerful your garden during autumn that helps u to do the good choice.
C.
Imageirisarian
Aug 17, 2010 4:56 AM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
Must get 'Black Suited' next yr. Irises hybridized by Sterling Innerst do well here.
Imageirisloverdee
Aug 17, 2010 7:24 AM CST
Name: Dee Stewart
Willamette Valley OR
Snowpeak Iris
Yippy, I was gifted Black is Black and Black Suited from Naomi!

D
Denise Stewart
541-259-2343
Snowpeak http://snowpeakiris.com

ImagePollyK
Aug 17, 2010 8:14 AM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

Crimson Lights is now on my list! And I normally go for the blacks that are towards the blue side.

Wonderful pictures Betja!

I love that picture of you in the irises! Unless you are really short, they are well grown and very tall!
ImageBetja
Aug 17, 2010 9:19 AM CST
Name: Betty Jacobs
Bakersfield, CA
Thank you! That picture was taken at Keith Keppel's in May between rainstorms, and the mass of yellow over electric shock blue irises in front of me is a seedling I am hope hope hoping he will introduce next year. It's looking very good for 2011, and I for one certainly encouraged Keith to introduce it. It is really fantastic! (And I'm about 5'5" tall.)
Betty
ImagePollyK
Aug 17, 2010 10:24 AM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

Of course Keith Kepple would grow good healthy irises. I was thinking maybe that was your house.

I love that yellow and blue one.
ImageBetja
Aug 17, 2010 4:30 PM CST
Name: Betty Jacobs
Bakersfield, CA
I guess I have to ask if there is a problem with uploading pictures. I've been trying for several minutes (more than ten times) to get a picture of my front iris bed to upload, and I finally gave up. Does anyone else have this problem, or is it just me? I have a Mac, so maybe that's it...
Betty
Imageirisarian
Aug 17, 2010 5:14 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
I don't know enough about computers to tell you. Will try my picture (which I've posted before, but it's black).Thumb of 2010-08-17/irisarian/9a9ce7
Black Lightening a SDB from Chuck Chapman in Ontario, Canada.

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