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■(TB) 'Dark Storm'

2017, Tasco

'Dark Storm' -(Richard Tasco, R. 2017) Seedling 11-TB-32-05. TB, 36" (91 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards cold white ground peppered dark purple, more solid at top with black highlights, slight purple midrib; style arms light golden tan, violet-purple along ridge, plum-purple styles, purple under stigmatic lip; Falls cold white ground peppered dark purple, more solid at edge with black highlights, very slight purple center line; beards hairs based white with light yellow tips in throat and middle, ends lavender-purple, inconspicuous; lightly ruffled; medium purple based foliage; slight sweet fragrance. Seedling 08-TB-07-74: ('County of Kent' x 'Celestial Explosion') X seedling 04-TB-03-19: (seedling 02-TB-70-56: (seedling 99-TB-15-15: ('Splashacata' x 'Paint It Black) x 'Celestial Explosion' dark sport) x 'Celestial Explosion'). Superstition 2017. Honorable Mention 2019; Award of Merit 2021

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From Superstition Iris Gardens 2017 cataloge - DARK STORM (Tasco 2017) TB, 36", M. Seedling 11-TB-32-05. Cold white ground standards peppered dark purple, more solid at the top with black highlights, slight purple midrib. Cold white ground falls peppered dark purple, more solid at edges with black highlights, very slight purple centerline. White based beards, light yellow in middle and throat at lavendar purple at the end. Show stalks have up to nine buds, medium purple bases foliage. Lightly ruffled flowers have a very light sweet fragrance. Basically a "taller and darker" Celestial Explosion working towards a black peppered pattern. 08-TB-07-74: (County of Kent x Celestial Explosion) X 04-TB-03-19: (02-TB-70-56: (99-TB-15-15: (Splashacata x Paint It Black) x Celestial Explosion "dark sport") x Celestial explosion). $50.


Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

Hardiness Zones 4-8 for most varieties, Some cultivars tolerate colder, others tolerate warmer zones (please comment in comment box with your location if this cultivar grows well in zone 3, 4, 9, or 10.)
Exposure Prefers full sun for optimal performance, may still bloom in half-day shade
Water: Prefers well drained good garden soil, Tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Intolerant of swampy conditions.
PH Prefers Neutral to basic solis 6.1 to 8.5, quite toleranr of more extreme conditions
Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on relatively inorganic soils.

BobPries - 21 Apr 2019

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-- BetsyHiggins - 2016-12-11
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
DARKSTORM4.jpgjpg DARKSTORM4.jpg manage 536 K 17 Dec 2018 - 16:36 Main.TLaurin Photo by Hugh Stout of Stout Gardens at Dancingtree.
Dark Storm  21.jpgjpg Dark Storm 21.jpg manage 76 K 19 Apr 2022 - 12:00 Main.TLaurin Photo by South Jersey Iris
dark storm.jpgjpg dark storm.jpg manage 355 K 05 Dec 2019 - 21:46 Main.Elladan Photo by Elladan
darkstorm01.jpgjpg darkstorm01.jpg manage 188 K 24 Apr 2020 - 02:49 Main.TLaurin Photo by Michaela Lango
darkstorm02.jpgjpg darkstorm02.jpg manage 151 K 27 Apr 2020 - 21:38 Main.TLaurin Photo by Michaela Lango
darkstorm020.JPGJPG darkstorm020.JPG manage 355 K 12 May 2022 - 01:35 Main.TLaurin Photo by Michaela Lango
darkstorm021.JPGJPG darkstorm021.JPG manage 264 K 18 May 2023 - 11:22 Main.TLaurin Photo by Michaela Lango
darkstorm09.jpgjpg darkstorm09.jpg manage 112 K 21 Feb 2021 - 12:48 Main.TLaurin Photo by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris Garden
darkstorm091.jpgjpg darkstorm091.jpg manage 107 K 21 Feb 2021 - 12:48 Main.TLaurin Photo by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris Garden
darkstorm1.JPGJPG darkstorm1.JPG manage 220 K 29 May 2019 - 21:28 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham
darkstorm7.jpgjpg darkstorm7.jpg manage 161 K 23 Jun 2021 - 02:49 Main.TLaurin Photo by Larry Lauer-Lauer's Flowers
darkstorm9.jpgjpg darkstorm9.jpg manage 252 K 24 Jul 2020 - 01:44 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riley Probst-Fleur De Lis Garden
darkstormtbtasco.jpgjpg darkstormtbtasco.jpg manage 262 K 12 Dec 2016 - 11:55 Main.TLaurin Photo by Superstition Iris Gardens
Topic revision: r23 - 18 May 2023, TLaurin
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