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■(SDB) 'Black Lightning'

2009, Chapman

'Black Lightning' ( Chuck Chapman, R. 2009). Seedling 02-043-1. SDB, 14.5" (37 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards, style arms and falls dark purple-black; beards violet; ruffled; slight sweet fragrance. 'Ruby Eruption' X seedling 91-064-4: ('Chubby Cheeks' x seedling 87-32-09: ('Velvet Caper' x 'Michael Paul')). Chapman 2009. Honorable Mention 2013; Award of Merit 2016.

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Hybridizer's Comment: A gorgeous and hardy ruffled black iris with a contrasting violet beard. It has four flowers per stalk and remains in bloom for a long time. It has put up extra flower stalks in July, like its pod parent Ruby Eruption, but not enough for me to be sure it will rebloom regularly. Some more southerly growers will need to try this and let us know if it is a rebloomer. A far better grower then other black SDB that have been tried here. Quickly forms clumps. It appears to have four plicata genes, is spite of it's solid black colour. Slightly sweet fragrance.

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-- EleanorHutchison - 2010-02-03
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Black_Lightning_SDB_Chuck_Chapman_2009.jpgjpg Black_Lightning_SDB_Chuck_Chapman_2009.jpg manage 78 K 18 Sep 2014 - 03:17 Main.georgebacon Photo by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris Garden
IMG_2695.jpgjpg IMG_2695.jpg manage 522 K 29 May 2018 - 18:18 AdamCordes Clump photo. 2 years old. usda zone 4
blaacklightning11.JPGJPG blaacklightning11.JPG manage 187 K 03 May 2023 - 13:03 Main.TLaurin Photo by Andrea Karpinsky-Kelona-British Columbia-Canada
blaacklightning12.JPGJPG blaacklightning12.JPG manage 273 K 03 May 2023 - 13:03 Main.TLaurin Photo by Andrea Karpinsky-Kelona-British Columbia-Canada
blacklighntning-jb.jpgjpg blacklighntning-jb.jpg manage 10 K 12 Jan 2013 - 21:36 Main.Harloiris photo by Chapman Iris
blacklightning01.JPGJPG blacklightning01.JPG manage 69 K 27 Nov 2014 - 17:04 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen at Tara Perennial Farm,Owen Sound,Ontario
blacklightning02.JPGJPG blacklightning02.JPG manage 86 K 19 Jul 2014 - 16:12 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
blacklightning04.JPGJPG blacklightning04.JPG manage 82 K 29 Dec 2014 - 16:48 Main.TLaurin Photo by Kate Brewitt-Aurora Borealis Iris Garden, Aurora, ON Canada
blacklightning05.JPGJPG blacklightning05.JPG manage 81 K 04 Jul 2015 - 19:02 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen,London, Ont. Canada Zone5.
blacklightning06.jpgjpg blacklightning06.jpg manage 134 K 04 Apr 2018 - 02:56 Main.TLaurin Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
blacklightning08.jpgjpg blacklightning08.jpg manage 113 K 02 Jun 2019 - 15:39 Main.TLaurin Photo by Karen Lockyear-Toronto,Ontario,Canada.
blacklightning09.pngpng blacklightning09.png manage 194 K 03 May 2022 - 18:24 Main.TLaurin Photo by Schreiner's Iris Gardens
blacklightning1.jpgjpg blacklightning1.jpg manage 167 K 09 Jun 2016 - 02:40 Main.TLaurin Photo by Eleanor Hutchison-Manitoba,Canada
blacklightning10.jpgjpg blacklightning10.jpg manage 173 K 07 May 2020 - 01:32 Main.TLaurin Photo by Andrea Karpinsky-Kelowna-British Columbia-Canada
blacklightning2.jpgjpg blacklightning2.jpg manage 35 K 12 Feb 2013 - 13:21 Main.TLaurin Photo by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.
blacklightning3.jpgjpg blacklightning3.jpg manage 53 K 22 May 2013 - 01:32 Main.TLaurin Photo by Superstition Iris Gardens
blacklightning4.JPGJPG blacklightning4.JPG manage 63 K 23 Jul 2013 - 20:13 Main.TLaurin Photo by Robin Shadlow- Iris Sisters Farm
blacklightning5.JPGJPG blacklightning5.JPG manage 57 K 23 Jul 2013 - 20:11 Main.TLaurin Photo by Robin Shadlow- Iris Sisters Farm
blacklightning6.jpgjpg blacklightning6.jpg manage 58 K 22 Apr 2017 - 11:25 Main.TLaurin Photo by Robin Shadlow- Iris Sisters Farm
blacklightning7.JPGJPG blacklightning7.JPG manage 1 MB 11 Feb 2019 - 23:02 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-taken at Tara Perennial Farm-Owen Sound-Ontario-Canada
blacklightning8.JPGJPG blacklightning8.JPG manage 118 K 30 Mar 2019 - 02:06 Main.TLaurin Photo by Don McQueen-London,Ont.-Canada Zone 5
blacklightning9.jpgjpg blacklightning9.jpg manage 104 K 02 May 2020 - 19:50 Main.TLaurin Photo by Andrea Karpinsky-Kelowna-British Columbia-Canada
Topic revision: r41 - 03 May 2023, TLaurin
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