Photo Courtesy of Brighton Park Iris

ORIGINATOR: Schreiner

INTRODUCED: 1951

CLASS: Tall Bearded

HEIGHT: 33"

BLOOM SEASON: Mid to Late

DESCRIPTION: Dark violet self.

PARENTAGE: Sblg. of Black Forest X Down East

AWARDS: HM'52

INTERESTING INFO: From the Schreiner's 1951 Iris Lover's Catalogue: From a sister of Black Forest x Down East comes this newest advance in black Iris. Though not appreciably taller than Black Forest it is fully 75% larger. Indeed, it is in size and luster that Black Diamond represents the greatest advance. The copiously formed, heavily substanced, ebony-blue-black blooms simply glisten with a lustrous black-silk sheen that creates a very sumptuous effect. Truly a black diamond to radiate a beauty all its own among the varied jewel-tones of a modern Iris garden.