BLOOM SEASON: Mid to Late
DESCRIPTION: S. rich dark violet-blue-black; F. same with velvety texture; self beard.
PARENTAGE: Prince Indigo X Nightside
AWARDS: HC'69, HM'71, AM'73
From the 1970 Schreiner's Iris Lover's Catalog: Here is a terrific, new, really black iris! Our picture on the front cover really gives an impression of the clear cut perfection of the individual bloom. Its branched stem is exceptionally fine for a deep colored iris and the perfection of finish of the flower is remindful of chiseled black obsidian. Large in size, most dark iris are plain petaled, but this is one of the first ruffled dark kinds. Coupled with this is a lilting flare. Practically everyone spotted this prizewinner in our seedling trials. Received Highly Commended Award from the AIS 1969.