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Re: TB - CULT: Black Iris (was Red Iris)

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: TB - CULT: Black Iris (was Red Iris)
  • From: David Silverberg <sil1812@molalla.net>
  • Date: Wed, 2 Apr 1997 00:38:53 -0700 (MST)

Jeff and Carolyn Walters wrote:
> Walter Moores and Dana Brown have provided lists of their favorite black
> TBs.
> Here in northern Utah BACK IN BLACK has been a strong grower and reliable
> bloomer. HELLO DARKNESS is lovely, but has health problems. BLACKOUT is
> intensely black, but lacks durability - the flowers start curling up almost
> as soon as they open when the hot, dry weather arrives (and like most
> blacks, this one tends to bloom later in the season). I am looking forward
> to my maiden bloom on BLACK FALLS, a 1996 introduction by Utah hybridizer,
> Don Nebeker. This one is a bitone, but Brad Kasperek who introduced it for
> Don, claims the falls are the blackest color he has ever seen in an iris.
> There's a color picture in the 1996 Zebra Iris Gardens catalog, so if you
> have it, you can judge for yourself.
> Jeff Walters in northern Utah (Zone 4)
> cwalters@cache.net
> "This is the Place" - where if black iris were in bloom right now they
> would look striking against the all white background!

Whatever happened to OKLAHOMA CRUDE? Here in Oregon it grows
beautifully, and grabs your attention clear across the garden.  Thanks
to Paul Black, 1989 intro.

Nancy Silverberg

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